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Publication date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The Department of Justice and the NSW Police Force are winners of 2016 NSW Premier's Awards for Public Service.
At a ceremony at the Sydney Town Hall last night, the Department of Justice and the NSW Police Force jointly won the 'Reducing Domestic Violence' award for the Domestic Violence Evidence in Chief initiative. The Department of Justice won an award for the Justice Online Project in the 'Improving Government Services' category.
Domestic Violence Evidence in Chief aims to reduce trauma for victims of domestic violence by enabling their 'evidence in chief' in the courtroom to be given by a pre-recorded video or audio statement. Recorded domestic violence evidence in chief provides compelling evidence of a domestic violence victim's state immediately after an incident occurs.
See the award citation for Domestic Violence Evidence in Chief on the Premier's Awards website.
The Justice Online Project is improving the range of 'access to justice' applications and services. Through the Online Registry, searchable Court Lists and Online Court, participants in a wide range of court processes are able to access the services they need in their own time and from their own location, saving time and money.
Alongside the Premier's Priority of Improving Government Services, Justice Online is also contributing to the NSW State Priority of seeing 70% of government transactions to be conducted using digital channels by 2019.
See the award citation for the Justice Online Project on the Premier's Awards website.
The Premier's Awards showcase the work that is being done across the public sector and by partner private and non-government organisations to achieve the Premier's 12 key priorities.
See the full list of 2016 Premier's Awards winners on the Premier's Awards website.