Find information about the adult corrections system in Victoria, Australia, including community corrections, remand, prison, parole and release. Victoria's corrections system is overseen by Corrections Victoria - a business unit of the Department of Justice - and Justice Health, along with independent bodies the Office of Correctional Services Review and the Adult Parole Board.
Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the state-wide specialist provider of forensic mental health services in Victoria.
Parole is the conditional release of an offender from custody. When an offender is granted parole, they serve the unexpired portion of their prison sentence in the community.
The Sentencing Advisory Council is an independent statutory body established under amendments to the Sentencing Act 1991 to provide statistical information on sentencing to the judiciary, the government and the public, to conduct research on sentencing, to gauge public opinion, to consult on sentencing matters with government departments and other interested persons, including the general public and victims of crime, and to advise the Attorney-General on sentencing matters.