State of Western Australia
The Department of Corrective Services was established in 2006. It took over the youth justice functions from the Department of Justice, which was abolished. From April 2014 the Youth Justice Board was created to oversee the work of the youth justice division of the Department for Corrective Services.
The Youth Justice Board was established on 2 April 2014 by the Minister for Corrective Services, Western Australia, to oversee the work of the youth justice division of the Department for Corrective Services, engage with the community, particularly the Aboriginal community, around youth justice issues and ensure continuous improvement in youth detention. The Board is chaired by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrective Services.
In 2017, the Department of Corrective Services merged with the Attorney-General's Department to create the Department of Justice.
1993 - 2001 Ministry of Justice
2001 - 2006 Department of Justice
2006 - 2017 Department of Corrective Services
2017 - Department of Justice, State of Western Australia
Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A1261 - Department of Corrective Services ', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-of-corrective-services-2-au-wa-a1261.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 2 May 2013, Last modified: 20 September 2022