In the 2017/2018 financial year, the former Departments of the Attorney General and Corrective Services merged to become the Department of Justice.
2018-2019 Executive Summary
The Department of Justice supports the community, Western Australian Government, judiciary and 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 Minister for Corrective Services in developing and implementing policy and the administration of, and compliance with, approximately 200 Acts of Parliament.
2018/19 has been a highly productive year for the Department, resulting in landmark criminal justice reforms being passed by State Parliament and considerable work done to deliver on the Government’s infrastructure expansion projects.
Managing the high demand for prisoner beds and planning for the State’s future court and custodial infrastructure continued to be a high priority, as has driving forward therapeutic treatment for prisoners with community safety the strongest priority.
In line with State Government policy, the Department of Justice annual reports are only available online.