The Sentence Administration Board has exchanged a Statement of Expectations and Statement of Intent with the ACT government to support transparency and clarity about the Board’s governance, priorities, relations with government and support by government. Such documents are commonly in place for statutory entities.

Statement of Expectations

A statement of expectations was issued by the then ACT Minister for Corrections and Justice Health on 9 September 2020, which is now monitored by the Attorney-General, Shane Rattenbury MLA. The statement reflects the ACT Government’s expectations for how the Board fulfils its independent legislated role, while also balancing its objectives and responding to changing circumstances in the context of the ACT Government’s policy priorities.

It also outlines expectations for how the Board manages its relationship with the Government, the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACSD) and other relevant agencies, and its approach to issues of transparency and accountability.

Statement of Intent

The Board responded with its Statement of Intent on 10 September 2020. The statement sets out the intent of the Board and provides a response to the Statement of Expectations.

 

Protocol between the Sentence Administration Board and ACT Corrective Services

The Sentence Administration Board has signed a Protocol with ACT Corrective Services that guides the relations between it and an operational area within ACT Corrective Services, namely Community Corrections (CCs). The Protocol supports each of the parties to carry out their legal responsibilities and inter-dependent roles, including to perform statutory functions, provide services, produce reports, meet time frames, enhance communications, and facilitate problem-solving.

Protocol between the Sentence Administration Board and ACT Corrective Services – January 2022

Arrangements between ACT Corrective Services (Community Corrections) and the ACT Sentence Administration Board.pdf (sharepoint.com)