Category: Minister for Corrections

Local Crime Prevention Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in local community crime prevention projects with applications now open for the Community Safety Fund. Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll was in Bayswater today to announce applications for Community Safety Fund grants of up to $25,000 are now open. Since 2015, the Labor Government has provided almost $3 […]

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Boost For Men’s Residential Healing Program

A successful residential diversion program for Aboriginal male offenders is set to be expanded thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today announced an additional $440,000 for the Ngarra Jarranounith Place program. The funding will enable Aboriginal service provider Dardi Munwurro to open a third residential property in Melbourne’s north. It […]

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Findings Released Into Review Of Barwon Prison Assault

The independent review into the serious assault on prisoner Tony Mokbel at the maximum-security Barwon Prison has delivered 16 recommendations for Corrections Victoria and the Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government appointed the Honourable David Ipp AO QC, a former New South Wales Appeal Judge and former Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, […]

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Counter Terror Intelligence Sharing Deal Agreed

Victoria’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team and Corrections Victoria will work together to strengthen the way crucial intelligence is shared on prisoners and offenders who are at risk of violent extremism. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar and Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, building on the close working […]

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New High-Tech Prisoner Transport Vehicles On The Road

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new custom-built vehicles specifically designed to transport the state’s highest security prisoners safely and securely. The two new vehicles will allow Corrections Victoria’s elite Security and Emergency Services Group to transport dangerous high-risk prisoners to court or between other prisons. The vehicles are fitted with ballistic armour and a […]

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All-Female Prison Squad Completes Tactical Training

Corrections Victoria’s new all-female prison officer squad has completed tactical training and will soon start work in the women’s prison system, helping to keep the community safe. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll and Corrections Commissioner Emma Cassar visited the 29-member squad as they were put through their paces during tactical training in Hoppers Crossing. Tactical […]

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A Stronger Prison System To Keep People Safe

Victoria’s prisons will be expanded with boosted behaviour programs, as the Andrews Labor Government takes action to break the cycle of reoffending to keep the community safe and creating jobs in the process. To make sure our prisons remain safe and secure, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes more than $1.8 billion to meet growing demand, including 1600 new beds and new […]

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New Justice Service Centre Opens In Melbourne CBD

Vital justice services can now be accessed at a new hub in the Melbourne CBD, improving services for Victorians. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today officially open the Melbourne Justice Service Centre, at 50 Franklin Street in the CBD which was previously home to Qantas and Trans Australia Airlines. Members of the community can visit […]

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New Safeguards For Prison Sport Programs

Corrections Victoria’s prison sports programs will recommence with strict new eligibility criteria and safeguards as part of a series of reforms by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government ordered a wide-ranging review of the program last year, which has been operating for around 70 years, and is currently running at Beechworth and Dhurringile minimum […]

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Corrections Staff Honoured For Their Dedicated Service

Two Corrections Victoria staff have been awarded the Australian Corrections Medal in recognition of their years of dedication to corrections. Maria Fazio and Teu Bentley were presented with their medals by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, at a special ceremony at Government House today. Ms Fazio joined Corrections Victoria in 1992 and […]

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