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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve

Department stakeholders

The Department of Justice's Corrective Services Division works with a range of organisations from other government agencies and statutory bodies to support the justice system in providing a safer community.

Public Sector Commission

The Public Sector Commission (PSC) is an independent authority that brings leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency.

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

The Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) is an independent statutory body focusing on performance standards in custodial facilities and the rights of people in detention. It provides a high level of transparency and accountability of the sector through reports to Parliament.

Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman

The Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman serves Parliament and Western Australians by resolving complaints about the decision making of public authorities and improving the standard of public administration. The Ombudsman is an officer of the Parliament, independent of the government of the day and acts impartially of all parties in dispute.

Corruption and Crime Commission

The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) is a leading Australian anti-corruption body.  It works to improve the integrity of the Western Australian public sector and helps public sector agencies minimise and manage misconduct.

Office of the State Coroner

The Coroners Court of Western Australia is a specialist court established to investigate certain types of deaths. The purpose of these investigations is to determine the cause and manner of death and also to consider ways that similar deaths may be prevented in the future.

State Review Boards

Prisoners Review Board

The Prisoners Review Board (PRB) of Western Australia (previously the Parole Board) has the authority to grant, defer or refuse parole, taking into account factors affecting the offender, victims of crime and community safety.

The PRB considers prisoners’ applications for release from custody on parole. It also sets or varies conditions of release and considers applications for the suspension and/or cancellation of parole orders.

The PRB's functions are set out in the Sentence Administration Act 2003 (WA).

Supervised Release Review Board

The Supervised Release Review Board (SRRB) determines the suitability of young offenders in detention to be released on a supervised release order. The SRRB's role is set out in the Young Offenders Act 1994.

Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board

The Mentally Impaired Accused Review Board (MIARB) reports and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on matters relating to people who are either unfit to stand trial or acquitted on account of unsoundness of mind and detained under custody orders issued under the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996.

Page last updated: 23-Nov-2020