Current Projects

References from the Attorney-General guide many of the Council's projects. Other projects arise from identifying sentencing issues of interest to members of the judiciary and the broader community.

Animal Cruelty Offences
The Council has commenced the first comprehensive review of sentencing for animal cruelty offences in Victoria.

Crossover Kids in the Youth Justice System
The Council is examining the proportion of sentenced children who have a child protection history.

Firearms Offences
Our firearms offences project aims to shed light on sentencing outcomes for these offences.

Remand and Sentencing
The Council is researching case outcomes for prisoners held on remand in Victoria in 2016–17. 

Restitution and Compensation Orders
The Attorney-General has asked the Council to provide advice on restitution and compensation orders.

Serious Offences Committed on Community Correction Orders
The Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) requires the Council to report on the number of people convicted of a serious offence while on a community correction order.