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Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Pillars Of Justice

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Adam Giles will tomorrow deliver a statement to the Parliament outlining a framework for a new justice strategy.

 Pillars of Justice’ will be the framework for the development of a comprehensive Policing, justice and corrections strategy which will be integrated across government departments and will tackle repeat offending, violence, and substance abuse.

The five fundamental components are Police, courts, corrections, youth justice and victims.

Chief Minister Adam Giles said the framework will see the introduction of effective deterrents, empower the Police and the courts, and support and protect victims of crime.

“There will be an emphasis on training and the route to a more positive future for offenders, and also assist young people to stay out of the youth justice system.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“This will meet the expectations of the Territory community by demonstrating a sensible approach to dealing with offenders, victims and crime related issues.”

“This government is committed to introducing effective deterrents, empowering Police and courts and assisting young people.”

“The framework includes an assessment of the way laws are administered and will focus on reducing the overall level of crime and anti-social behaviour in our community.” Chief Minister Giles said.  

The ‘Pillars of Justice’ takes into account the whole criminal justice process from before arrest to beyond parole.

 The Pillars of Justice include:

  • 100 extra Police on the beat;
  • The introduction of electronic monitoring bracelets;
  • Alcohol Protection Orders;
  • Drug testing;
  • Bail reforms;
  • Youth boot camps;
  • New victims of crimes initiatives;
  • Community sentencing options.

 This is an exciting development that will underpin our work in this area.

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