The Sentencing Advisory Council will deliver free public You be the Judge sessions in Northeast Victoria in late October 2019.
Children Involved in Victoria’s Child Protection System Are Substantially Over-Represented in the Youth Justice System, Report Finds
The Sentencing Advisory Council today released a report showing that nearly 40% of children sentenced or diverted in the Children’s Court of Victoria in 2016 and 2017 had been the subject of at least one report to the Victorian child protection service.
Australia’s foremost expert on sentencing law, Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AM, will deliver a free public presentation on sentencing on Saturday 18 May 2019 as part of Law Week.
A report released today by the Sentencing Advisory Council reveals that larger numbers of firearms offences are being sentenced in Victorian courts, and the courts’ are increasingly using imprisonment in sentencing these offences.
The Sentencing Advisory Council has today released a comprehensive review of sentencing for animal cruelty offences in Victoria.
Only 1.6% of People Serving a Community Correction Order Were Sentenced in 2017–18 for Committing a Serious Offence
In 2017–18, 632 people were sentenced for committing 912 serious offences while serving a CCO, new findings show.
A report released today recommends improvements to the system for enforcing restitution and compensation orders against offenders.
97% of sentences imposed in Victoria’s County and Supreme Courts are either not challenged or not changed on appeal, with less than 1% of sentences increased on appeal and just over 2% decreased on appeal, a new report from the Sentencing Advisory Council has found.
The drug ice (methylamphetamine) was the key driver behind a 91% increase in the annual number of charges of possessing and using illicit drugs sentenced in Victoria’s Magistrates’ Court, a new report has found.
Council Recommends Victorian Community Involvement in Creating Sentencing Guidelines