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AU WA S1931




  • 1986-01-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A218 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES [1] (1987-04-03 - 1993-01-01)

Administrative history

The Department of Corrective Services was established on 3 April 1987 following a change of name from Prisons Department.

In 1993, the Department was amalgamated with the Crown Law Department and the Juvenile Justice functions from the Department of Community Development to form the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry changed its name to the Department of Justice in 2001.

On 1 February 2006, the Department of Justice was abolished and the functions of the department passed to two newly formed departments: the Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Corrective Services.

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AU WA A643 - MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (1993-01-01 - 2001-07-01)

Administrative history

The Ministry of Justice was formed by the amalgamation of the former Corrective Services and Crown Law Departments and the Youth Justice Bureau, as well as some of the functions of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The Ministry includes the Offices of the Crown Solicitor, Parliamentary Counsel, the Public Trustee, the Public Guardian, the Registrar General, the Commissioner of Equal Opportunity and State Corporate Affairs. In addition, it provides administration of the Solicitor General's Office, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Parole Board and the Law Reform Commission.

In 2001, the Ministry of Justice changed its name to the Department of Justice.

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Client records for community based corrections. They include offenders on parole, probation, work release, home detention, work and development orders or community service orders. The client records are on a computerised system maintained by the Ministry of Justice. Researchers interested in these records should apply to the Ministry of Justice.


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