Coordination of service delivery to serious offenders

In Victoria, the Multi Agency Panel is responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to serious sex offenders and serious violent offenders. Early intervention and coordination of services is important in rehabilitating offenders, protecting the community from harm.

The Multi Agency Panel brings together:

  • the Department of Justice and Regulation
  • the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Victoria Police

to act with a shared responsibility for service delivery to offenders, and to take steps to resolve any issues related to these services. The Multi Agency Panel develops coordinated services plans for each individual offender, and must review them at least every six months. 

Coordinated services plans

Coordinated services plans give transparency and accountability to the services delivered to offenders. These plans are a record of the agreed services that will be made available to offenders, and document the offender’s risk factors for reoffending.

Coordinated services plans must be developed for offenders who are:

  • currently subject to a supervision order or an interim supervision order
  • the subject of an application for a supervision order
  • the subject of an application for a detention order. 

We monitor the coordination of service delivery to serious offenders

The Post Sentence Authority:

  • reviews the coordinated services plans 
  • can request information about the content of a plan and its progress
  • reports on the activity of the Multi Agency Panel.

Performance Reporting

In our annual report, we publish a range of data about the activity and performance of Victoria’s post sentence scheme.

Below are some examples of the data we publish. 

Post sentence orders – Eligibility, applications and orders made

  • The number of eligible offenders serving a custodial sentence.
  • The number of applications made for a detention order, an interim detention order and the renewal of detention orders.
  • The number of applications made for a supervision order, an interim supervision order and the renewal of supervision orders.
  • The number of offenders in respect of whom a detention order or interim detention order was made.
  • The number of offenders in respect of whom a supervision order or an interim supervision order was made.
  • The number of detention orders, supervision orders and interim orders completed or revoked during the period.

Post sentence orders – Breaches

  • The number of offenders subject to a detention order or an interim detention order who were found guilty or convicted of a relevant offence or a violent offence.
  • The number of offenders subject to a supervision order or an interim supervision order who were found guilty or convicted of a relevant offence, a violent offence or an offence for breaching a supervision order.
  • Details of any breaches of conditions of a supervision order or an interim supervision order by offenders and the actions taken by the Authority in respect of those breaches.
  • The number of prosecutions commenced by the Secretary, the Director of Public Prosecutions or Victoria Police for an offence for breaching a supervision order.

Post sentence orders - Conditions

  • The number of offenders directed to reside in a residential facility.
  • The number of offenders in respect of whom an emergency power was exercised details of the number of offenders who were required to comply with electronic monitoring under a supervision order or an interim supervision order.
  • Details of the exercise of police holding powers, and powers of entry and search.

Multi Agency Panel and responsible agencies

  • The number of coordinated services plans developed and agreed for eligible offenders.
  • The number of coordinated services plans developed and agreed for offenders subject to a supervision order or an interim supervision order.
  • The number of reviews conducted of coordinated services plans.
  • The number of notices issued to responsible agencies in relation to coordinated services plans under section and the number of responses provided.