Inquiry into Auditor-General's Report on Rehabilitation of Male Detainees at the AMC

Report: Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Report 7/2016: Inquiry into Auditor-General’s Report on Rehabilitation of Male Detainees at the AMC

Table 49 - Government Response: Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Report 7/2016

Recommendation No. and Summary

Action

Status

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that ACT Corrective Services ensures that it acquires an information system able to support contemporary best-practice in data capture, supporting consistent data input and providing flexible reporting facilities to support the rehabilitation of detainees in the ACT corrections system, and that effective project management ensures that such facilities are implemented once the system is acquired.

Agreed

A staged implementation of a new offender information management system is planned to be rolled out by the end of financial year 2021‐22. Once fully implemented ACTCS will have enhanced reporting capability.

In progress

Recommendation 6

The Committee recommends that ACT Corrective Services acknowledge, accept and implement the Auditor-General’s view that the rehabilitation effort at the Alexander Maconochie Centre should adopt a systematic approach, including by: establishing clear, coordinated, and consistent goals and objectives in the form of a comprehensive policy framework; aligning practice with policy; performing timely update of policy documents and guidelines; conducting evaluation as an integral part of program delivery; ensuring consistent creation, management and retrieval of data; and implementing continuous improvement for all practices designed to support rehabilitation.

Agreed

ACTCS' model for Integrated Offender Management is expected to be completed by December 2021 and implemented in 2022. The first tranche of the project will focus on the women cohort and will incorporate the Women's Offender Framework Operating Model.

In progress