The Victorian justice system includes a wide range of activities, including:

  • policy making and law reform
  • policing
  • courts and tribunals
  • dispute resolution
  • penalties and fines
  • prisons, corrections services and parole
  • legal assistance
  • victim support.

The department and its agencies deliver services across all areas of the justice system. We focus on giving Victorians access to fair outcomes and protecting their rights, while also ensuring the rule of law.

You may come into contact with the justice system in many ways:

  • as a volunteer
  • acting as a witness
  • attending court
  • supporting friends and family
  • participating in shaping legislation.

You can find information on this website about how the justice system works as well as links to other key agencies.

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