Enforcement Operations Koori Strategy: 2008-2010


Enforcement Operations is the enforcement arm of the Infringement Management and Enforcement Services business unit within the Department of Justice, consisting of Sherriff’s Operations and the Infringements Court. The infringement system is an administrative method for dealing with minor criminal offences, where a person alleged to have committed an offence has the option of paying a fixed penalty rather than going to court. This process benefits offenders by being a more convenient and less costly process, and also avoids a recorded conviction. The implementation of the Enforcement Operations Koori Strategy represents Enforcement Operations commitment to contributing to the wider justice system response to addressing the over-representation of Koories in the criminal justice system. The vision is to develop a new way of engaging with Koories to assist them in meeting their infringement obligations as early as possible in the infringement process. This strategy encompasses the following objectives: meeting infringement obligations; building the evidence base; policy alignment; early intervention; enhanced options; working collaboratively; and increasing confidence. In addition, Enforcement Operations has adopted a statement of principles to underpin the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Enforcement Operations Koori Strategy.

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Published by the Department of Justice, June 2008 Enquiries about this publication should be directed to: Enforcement Operations Department of Justice 121 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3001 or GPO Box 123, Melbourne Vic 3001 Also published on www.justice.vic.gov.au If you would like to receive this publication in an accessible format, such as large print, please telephone Enforcement Operations on 1800 281 631 or the National Relay Telephone Service (TTY) 133677 or email enforcement.operations@justice.vic.gov.au Authorised by the Victorian Government, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. Printed by [insert name and address of printer] © Copyright State of Victoria 2008 This publication is copyright. No part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968.