The Directorate is responsible for reviewing and developing policy and legislation across the justice and community safety portfolio.
Our law enforcement regime maintains the public safety and social order of the community.
A variety of organisations and programs come together to identify and respond to crime, safety and justice priorities.
Information about the ways we promote, support and protect rights.
All about the Human Rights Act, how it works and the review process.
FOI gives members of the community a legally enforceable right to access documents held by government.
Access to a range of emergency response information.
Our emergency response framework.
Members of our community who respond in emergencies.
Safety considerations and information for personal and family wellbeing.
How we keep our community safe.
Information about the Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Program.
Business obligations for safe workplaces.
Keeping ACT Government assets and information secure.
A national approach to security preparedness and planning.
How we keep safe on ACT roads.
The Directorate is responsible for legislation dealing with commercial regulation in the ACT.
In the ACT there are rights and responsibilities that regulate how business owners, their staff and their customers interact.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes activities to ensure compliance to regulations.
The Directorate educates the ACT community and industry on regulatory functions and obligations.
The Directorate is responsible to the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and the Minister for Corrections.
The Directorate plays a vital role in providing information and advice to the Minister and supporting ACT representation in national fora.
The Directorate's responsibility for government activities of justice administration, rights protection, business regulation and emergency services.
ACT Corrective Services delivers adult correctional and detention services.
ACT Courts and Tribunal deliver justice through sentencing in criminal cases and rulings in civil cases.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency is responsible for emergency management planning and response.
The ACT Government Solicitor provides legal advice and services to the ACT Government and its agencies.
The Legislation and Policy Branch provides policy advice and research services to develop ACT policies and legislation.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes registration and business regulation functions.
The Parliamentary Counsel’s Office provides legislative drafting and publishing services for ACT legislation.
Policing services in the ACT are purchased from the Australian Federal Police.
The Security and Emergency Management Branch is responsible for protection and emergency planning for all hazards, including counter-terrorism.
A number of independent statutory agencies are administered under the portfolio umbrella of justice and community safety.
Victim Support ACT provides specialised assistance to help victims of crime participate in the justice process.
The Director of Public Prosecutions provides independent and effective criminal prosecution services.
Elections ACT is responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the ACT.
The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of people living in the ACT.
The Public Advocate protects the interests, rights and dignity of vulnerable people and those with a disability.
The Public Trustee provides independent, professional trustee and asset management services.
The Work Safety Commissioner promotes and educates stakeholders on matters relating to workplace safety in the ACT.
Media information relating to the justice and community safety portfolio.
This section details the ways to contact the Department as well as agency locations.
This section provides access to our searchable database of publications.
Not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies can apply to receive up to $10,000 in grants towards crime prevention projects.
The Confiscation of Criminal Assets Trust Fund grants program will provide $80,000 in grants to crime prevention projects benefiting the ACT community.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible organisations with projects that support the enforcement of territory laws, criminal justice activities or crime prevention; provide assistance to victims of crime; or work towards the prevention of drug abuse or the rehabilitation of drug users.
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations and ACT Government agencies, including ACT Policing.
The Confiscation of Criminal Assets Trust Fund is established by the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003. The Act provides for conviction based recovery of the proceeds of crime and for assets to be restrained where no charges were laid through civil recovery and the application of penalty orders.
The Act deprives
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- ‘The ACT Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme’ issues paper
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There is an electronic submission area on this website and contributors are encouraged to use this
A review of the ACT Graduated Licensing Scheme is being conducted in response to the continued over-representation of novice drivers in ACT road crash data and recent evaluations which have shown the benefits
JACS4GreaterGood is a unique workplace-giving fund, to enable staff working within the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate to create a lasting legacy to their chosen charities.
GreaterGood is a public charitable foundation established by
The Justice and Community Safety Directorate is now on twitter. View recent tweets in our media room or log on and follow us @ACT_JACS
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