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On the basis that all three registers will transfer to VSACT, resourcing of three additional officers was made available in the 2022-23 Budget to support VSACT administration of the three Victims Registers.
Justice—community service work
(Question No 940)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 14 October 2022:
(1) How many of the 16,486 Community Service Work (CSW) hours performed over the 2019-2020 financial year, were from the completion of education or programs designed to address offending risk factors.
(2) How many CSW hours were performed over (a) 2018-2019 and (b) 2021-2022, broken down by volunteer hours verses completion of education or program hours.
(3) What are the 11 charities and not-for-profits referenced in the 2022 inquiry into Community Corrections (page 18).
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1) ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) aggregate data does not delineate CSW hours attributable to education/programs from other community service work. An unreasonable diversion of resources would be required to provide a response.
2) As per question 1, ACTCS is unable to provide delineation of CSW hours between education/program hours and other community service work.
3) The charities and not-for-profits referenced in the 2022 Inquiry into Community Corrections are provided below:
a) Salvation Army stores
b) St Vincent De Paul stores
c) Red Cross
e) Pegasus ACT – Riding for the Disabled
a) Yeddung Mura Aboriginal Corporation
b) Canberra Indian Myna Action Group
c) Kippax Uniting Church
d) Gilmore Church
e) Tuggeranong Link of Community Houses and Centres
f) ACT Canine Association.
I am more than happy to provide the Member a briefing to explore the topics raised through questions 1 and 2.