The purpose of this consultation paper is to consider potential options for increasing and improving the use of adjourned undertakings in Victoria.
It poses 23 questions about potential reforms, including changes to the legislation relating to adjourned undertakings, the conditions that can be attached to them, and responses to breach behaviour.
To support community feedback on the proposed reforms, the paper presents novel data on how adjourned undertakings are currently used, including who receives them, the conditions attached to them, and the reoffending rates of people who are sentenced to an adjourned undertaking.
The Council has published the public submissions that it received for this project.
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