Department of Justice Annual Reports

Annual report
The annual report provides an overview of the Department’s operations and its compliance with policy and legislation.
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2022-2023 Executive Summary

The Department of Justice supports the community, Western Australian Government, judiciary and State Parliament through the provision of access to high-quality justice, legal and corrective services, information and products.

The Department is the agency principally responsible for assisting the Attorney General and the Minister for Corrective Services in developing and implementing policy and the administration of, and compliance with, 192 Acts of Parliament.

The 2022/23 financial year saw significant change throughout our communities and across Government, during which Justice successfully navigated a number of challenges and an increased demand for services. The Department continued to lead key justice policy and practice reforms; responded to emerging issues such as an increasing prisoner population and managing a volatile youth detention cohort; planned and progressed a number of courts and corrections infrastructure expansion projects; and enacted innovative approaches to service delivery across the Department’s business areas.

I would like to acknowledge the Department’s Corporate Executive and staff, and the connected agencies, community organisations and volunteers for their ongoing dedication and hard work in continuing to improve and deliver justice services to the State Government and the Western Australian community.