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Latest News

Sep 10

Community correction order use is becoming more widespread in Victorian adult courts.

Aug 11

Most people sentenced in the higher courts of Victoria plead guilty.

Latest Publications

Community Correction Orders: Second Monitoring Report (Pre-Guideline Judgment)

The Council has examined 25,000 community correction orders imposed in Victorian courts.

Guilty Pleas in the Higher Courts: Rates, Timing, and Discounts

This report analyses the effect of guilty pleas on sentences in the higher courts of Victoria.

Baseline Sentencing

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Baseline Median Data

Updated data on baseline median offences is now available.

You be the Judge

Lady Justice

You be the Judge

An important part of the Council's work involves educating the community about sentencing.