The Sentencing Advisory Council today released the first study in Australia of how image-based sexual abuse is sentenced.
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a report examining case outcomes for children held on remand* in Victoria in 2017–18. It reveals that two-thirds of remanded children did not receive a custodial sentence.
New Report Finds under 2% of People on a Community Correction Order Were Sentenced for Committing a Serious Offence while Serving Their Order
A new report released today by the Sentencing Advisory Council has found that under 2% of people serving a community correction order (CCO) were sentenced for a serious offence in 2018–19 that had been committed while on the CCO.
Report Reveals Role of Trauma in Childhood Offending: Reforms Canvassed to More Holistically Address Causes of Children’s Offending and Better Protect the Community
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released the third and final report in its series on crossover kids: children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria who are also known to the Child Protection Service.
Victorians Invited to Experience How Courts Sentence Crime in the Council’s First Ever Online You be the Judge Session
The Sentencing Advisory Council’s popular You be the Judge educational session will be delivered online via Zoom for Law Week 2020.
Most Crossover Kids Known to Child Protection Services before They Start Offending, Regional Victoria Most Affected: New Report
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released its second report on ‘crossover kids’, children who have had contact with both the child protection system and the youth justice system.
The Sentencing Advisory Council today has released a report examining the 640% increase in Victorian courts’ use of time served prison sentences – sentences of imprisonment equal to the time the offender has already spent on remand – over the past seven years.
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a review of scientific evidence and current law on the sentencing of young adults in Victoria, along with options that could be used to supplement current approaches to sentencing this age group.
Review Finds Courts Must Increasingly Decide How an Offender’s Likely Deportation Affects Sentencing
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a report examining how Victorian courts are considering the likely deportation of offenders as a factor in sentencing.
The Sentencing Advisory Council will deliver free public You be the Judge sessions in Northeast Victoria in late October 2019.