Statutory review of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2012 (NSW)
The NSW Department of Communities and Justice is conducting a review of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2012 (the Act) to determine whether its policy objectives remain valid, and whether its terms remain appropriate for securing those objectives.
This review is required by section 28 of the Act.
About the Act
The Act establishes the office of the Inspector of Custodial Services and confers on the Inspector powers necessary for the exercise of various functions relating to the inspection and review of custodial centres and custodial services in NSW. The Act commenced on 30 August 2013 and can be viewed in full on the NSW legislation website.
The policy objectives of the Act include:
- to provide independent scrutiny of the conditions, treatment, and outcomes for adults and young people in custody
- to ensure that each adult custodial centre is inspected once every five years, and every youth justice centre once every three years.
Have your say
Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make submissions to the review.
Submissions made to the review may be referred to in the final report and may be made publically available, unless you indicate that all or part of it be kept confidential.
Submissions should be sent to:
Director, Law Enforcement and Crime
Policy, Reform and Legislation Branch
NSW Department of Communities and Justice
GPO Box 31
SYDNEY NSW 2001
or by email to email@example.com
Submissions close on Friday, 20 December 2019.