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    Budget Statements D Justice and Community Safety Directorate

    Legal Aid Commission (ACT) Public Trustee and Guardian for the ACT

    Australian Capital Territory

    Budget 2019-20 Building for the future

  • Australian Capital Territory

    Budget 2019-20 Building for the future

    Budget Statements D Justice and Community Safety Directorate

    Legal Aid Commission (ACT) Public Trustee and Guardian for the ACT

  • STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE 2019-20 BUDGET PAPERS The 2019-20 Budget is presented in three papers and a series of agency Budget Statements.

    Budget Paper 1: Budget Speech

    The Treasurer’s speech to the Legislative Assembly highlights the Government’s Budget strategy and key features of the Budget.

    Budget Paper 2: Budget in Brief

    Budget Paper 2 presents a summary of the overall budgetary position together with information on the Government’s priorities in key service delivery areas.

    Budget Paper 3: Budget Outlook

    Budget Paper 3 summarises the 2019-20 Budget and forward estimates for the general government sector, the public trading enterprise sector and the total Territory Government.

    Details of the projected 2019-20 Budget results are provided, as well as background information on the development of the 2019-20 Budget, including economic conditions and federal financial relations. It also provides an overview of the Territory’s infrastructure investment program and details of the 2019-20 expense, infrastructure and capital, and revenue initiatives. Full accrual financial statements and notes are provided for all sectors.

    Budget Statements

    The Budget Statements contain information on each directorate and agency, including descriptions of functions and roles and responsibilities, together with major strategic priorities.

    ISSN 1327-581X

    © Australian Capital Territory, Canberra June 2019 Publication No 19/0529 Material in this publication may be reproduced provided due acknowledgement is made. Produced by the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. Enquiries about this publication should be directed to the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. GPO Box 158, Canberra City 2601 http://www.act.gov.au/budget Telephone: Access Canberra - 13 22 81

  • 2019-20 Budget Statements i

    Contents

    Justice and Community Safety Directorate ………………………………………………………………………..1

    Purpose ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1

    2019-20 Priorities …………………………………………………………………………………………………..1

    Estimated Employment Level …………………………………………………………………………………3

    Strategic Objecitves and Indicators ………………………………………………………………………..4

    Output Classes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….9

    Accountability Indicators ………………………………………………………………………………………13

    Changes to Appropriation …………………………………………………………………………………….19

    Summary of 2019-20 Infrastructure Program ……………………………………………………….27

    Financial Statements …………………………………………………………………………………………….30

    Legal Aid Commission (ACT) ……………………………………………………………………………………………..49

    Legal Aid Commission (ACT) – Statement of Intent ……………………………………………….49

    Purpose ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50

    Nature and Scope of Activities ………………………………………………………………………………50

    2019-20 Priorities and Next Three Financial Years ………………………………………………..58

    Estimated Employment Level and Employment Profile …………………………………………59

    Strategic Objectives and Indicators ……………………………………………………………………….60

    Output Classes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………62

    Accountability Indicators ………………………………………………………………………………………63

    Changes to Appropriation …………………………………………………………………………………….64

    Monitoring and Reporting …………………………………………………………………………………….66

    Financial Arrangements ………………………………………………………………………………………..66

    Financial Statements …………………………………………………………………………………………….67

  • 2019-20 Budget Statements ii

    Public Trustee and Guardian …………………………………………………………………………………………….76

    Public Trustee and Guardian – Statement of Intent ………………………………………………76

    Purpose ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..77

    Nature and Scope of Activities ………………………………………………………………………………78

    2019-20 Priorities and Next Three Financial Years ………………………………………………..80

    Estimated Employment Level ……………………………………………………………………………….82

    Key Performance Indicators for 2019-20 to 2022-23 …………………………………………….83

    Assessment of Performance Against 2018-19 Objectives ……………………………………..85

    Changes to Appropriation …………………………………………………………………………………….87

    Monitoring and Reporting …………………………………………………………………………………….88

    Financial Statements …………………………………………………………………………………………….89

  • 2019-20 Budget Statements 1 Justice and Community Safety Directorate

    JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY DIRECTORATE

    Purpose

    The Justice and Community Safety Directorate (the Directorate) seeks to maintain a fair, safe and peaceful community in the ACT where people’s rights and interests are respected and protected. This is achieved through the objectives of:

    • maintaining the rule of law and the Westminster style of democratic government;

    • promoting the protection of human rights in the Territory;

    • promoting a restorative approach to justice;

    • providing effective offender management and opportunities for rehabilitation;

    • protecting and preserving life, property and the environment; and

    • providing for effective and cohesive emergency response and management.

    To support the achievement of its objectives, the Directorate aims to improve service delivery to government and the community to ensure it continues to meet community needs into the future.

    2019-20 Priorities – Better support when it matters Strategic and operational initiatives for 2019-20 include:

    • Building communities not prisons to reduce recidivism by:

    - strengthening the delivery of appropriate therapeutic and re-integration programs to detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC);

    - establishing a Reintegration Centre at the AMC to support pathways out of the justice system through provision of accommodation for low risk detainees and support to improve living skills, re-establish connections with family and friends and provide employment, rehabilitation and education opportunities;

    - investing in a Justice Housing Program that will provide accommodation for women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to support better life outcomes;

    - funding the Warrumbul Circle Sentencing Court which provides culturally relevant sentencing options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people;

    - expanding the ACT Bail Support Program to reduce the number of people on remand.

  • 2019-20 Budget Statements 2 Justice and Community Safety Directorate

    • Providing additional resources to support higher detainee numbers at the AMC and strengthening safety and security by replacing the Fire Services Systems and the Detainee Telephone System.

    • Continuing the implementation of criminal law reform recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse including the establishment of an intermediary scheme in the ACT.

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