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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





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Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

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Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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57 Performance Measures 2004-05 Actual 2005-06 Estimate 2005-06 Actual 2006-07 Estimate Quantity Adult and juvenile offenders under supervision (as at 30 June) 1,274 N/A N/A N/A Adult and juvenile offenders under supervision (daily average) 1 1,277 1,200 1,331 1,400 Adult and juvenile order commencements 1 1,228 1,200 1,303 1,400 Quality Successful completion of Community Corrections Orders 2 82% 80% 72% 80% Ratio of total community service hours worked to hours ordered 1:3 N/A N/A N/A Timeliness Pre-sentence and Parole Board reports completed on time 100% 100% 100% 100% (1) Reflects a trend of increasing case loads. (2) Community Corrections procedures were reviewed ensuring greater compliance monitoring, which led to a small decrease in successful completions. Output: Juvenile Detention NTCS provides a safe and secure juvenile detention service including rehabilitation, reintegration and care of juvenile detainees. NTCS operates a principal juvenile detention centre, the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre (DDC), about 16km south of Darwin and the temporary holding facility, Aranda House in Alice Springs. In 2005-06 the DDC operated the Medium Security Section with an increased capacity of 38 detainees. A graduated system of behavioural management, supported by a classification system, was implemented to complement the expanded infrastructure, providing a progressive pathway for detainee development. In line with the recommendations of a Human Resource Review in 2003, the Case Management Team continued to expand in 2005-06 with the addition of an A05 Caseworker focused on Aboriginal cultural knowledge to help the unit to provide culturally appropriate interventions and recommendations. The Professional Rating 1 Caseworker/Psychologist started June 2005, enabling the trial of a mental health screening instrument (MAYSI-2) to start in 2005-06. The staffing increase enabled the Case Management Unit to deliver and evaluate evidenced based programs in line with the best practice what works approach to offender rehabilitation. This included a trial of Cog State, a cognitive assessment tool, in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research. The Case Management Unit has been able to move from a brokerage model to an intensive model of case management. The previous model meant the unit had to depend on community based program providers who were frequently unable to service client needs. Aranda House, which can hold 10 detainees, is used as a short term facility, pending release or transfer to the DDC. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting

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