Media Releases

March 2018

13 March 2018

Should Compensation Orders Become Part of an Offender’s Sentence?

A paper released today invites Victorians to consider whether compensation to victims should become part of an offender’s sentence and how the enforcement of compensation orders could be improved.

December 2017

19 December 2017

Motor Vehicle Thefts up 170% over 5 Years, Report Finds

The number of motor vehicle thefts sentenced in Victoria’s Magistrates’ Court reached 3,500 in 2016–17, an increase of 170% over five years, a new report has found.

November 2017

10 November 2017

Community Views Sought on Sentencing in Victoria

An issues paper released today looks at how to create a new organisation that will allow the community to have more input into sentencing in Victoria.

October 2017

20 October 2017

Sentencing Reforms to Increase Accountability of Family Violence Offenders

A report released today by the Sentencing Advisory Council calls for a stronger response by Victoria’s courts and corrections systems to family violence offenders.

September 2017

26 September 2017

One in 10 Charges Sentenced in Victoria Is for a Breach of Conditions

Breaching the conditions of bail and sentencing orders accounted for 10% of all charges sentenced in Victorian courts in 2015–16, a new Sentencing Advisory Council report has found.

July 2017

18 July 2017

First Three Months Vital for Offenders on Community Correction Orders, New Report Finds

Half of offenders sentenced to a community correction order (CCO) breach their order, a new Sentencing Advisory Council report has found.

December 2016

15 December 2016

Children Who Enter the Youth Justice System Early Are More Likely To Reoffend

Children who are first sentenced between the ages of 10 and 12 are more likely to reoffend than those first sentenced when they are older.

November 2016

3 November 2016

Victoria’s Prison Population Up, Fuelled by Increasing Use of Remand

Victoria’s prison population has grown by 67% over the past decade.

August 2016

22 August 2016

Family Violence Offenders Are More Likely to Reoffend than Other Offenders

People who breach family violence intervention orders are more likely to reoffend than the general criminal population, according to a new study by the Sentencing Advisory Council.

July 2016

20 July 2016

Far Less Sentenced Offending by Children than by Adults, and Declining

In 2015, only 0.6% of the Victorian population aged 10 to 17 received a sentence in the Children’s Court.