Agency VA 4367
Correctional Services (known as CORE, the Public Correctional Enterprise)
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Date Range: 1996 - 2003
 
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Correctional Services (known as CORE the Public Correctional Enterprise since 1996) was established in October 1992 as a business unit of the Department of Justice (VA 3085). Correctional Services replaced the Office of Corrections (VA 1063).

CORE was responsible for the establishment, management ad security of prisons and the welfare of prisoners. It was also responsible for the administration of services related to community based corrections and the welfare of offenders, and other correctional services.

The purpose of Correctional Services was to encourage offenders to adopt law-abiding lifestyles by:

* containing and supervising offenders in a safe, secure, humane and just manner
;* providing opportunities for rehabilitation; and
* facilitating reparation into the community.

In 1996, with the opening of Victoria's first privately run prison (the Women's Prison at Deer Park), Correctional Services name was changed to CORE ( combination of correction and rehabilitation) the Public Correctional Enterprise, to emphasise the continued involvement of the government in the management of the prison system.
 
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? 1996 - ? 2002 General Correspondence Files, Registry 15 CEO CORE - the Public Correctional Enterprise VPRS 15761 North Melbourne Closed
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1996 - cont Prisons and correctional services VF 60
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1996 - 2003 Department of Justice VA 3085
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1996 - 2003 Corrections VRG 93