RIS: Improving rehabilitation, reintegration and safety outcomes in the Corrections system
Purpose of document
Cabinet agreement to final policy decisions for a Corrections Amendment Bill, 2023
Department of Corrections
Minister of Corrections
30 November 2022
This regulatory impact statement considers a package of options for legislative amendment to the Corrections Act 2004 (the Act) and the Corrections Regulations 2005 (the Regulations). The options relate to seven discrete areas where legislative change is necessary to enable best practice operations, and two sets of proposals to support strategic change. The strategic proposals will also have tangible outcomes for the operation of the corrections system.
These problems have accumulated in recent years. The environment Corrections operates in has changed to respond to the increasingly complex people that we manage, and in response to improvements in rehabilitative best practice. We have not identified fundamental problems with the Act, so although a range of changes are proposed, we have not recommended a fundamental review of the Act.