The primary objective of this unit is to allow participants to hear directly from senior courts and Corrections Victoria personnel about the context of their work and their interactions with CCS, as well as to provide participants an opportunity to network amongst themselves and with relevant stakeholders. The unit covers the strategic directions of Corrections Victoria and new models shaping the work of Community Corrections, including Practice Guidelines. It also covers new trends in sentencing, therapeutic jurisprudence and the role of specialist courts, the presentation of evidence to the court and advocacy/courtcraft skills.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Gain a solid understanding of the context and purpose of their roles;  
  2. See how the Guiding Principles underpin various aspects of their work;  
  3. Gain a clear understanding of how legislative reforms have affected Corrections Victoria and its work; and  
  4. Learn about advocacy and courtcraft skills, including techniques of persuasion and good court presence.  


Not Assessed

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