State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts.

AU WA A1225 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1225

Description area

Dates of existence

2001-07-01 - 2006-02-01

History

The functions of the Department of Justice included:


  • Providing administrative and support services, technical facilities and accommodation to State courts and tribunals;


  • Providing support, assistance, advice and counselling to victims of crime;


  • Managing adult and juvenile offenders in custody and in the community in a manner consistent with court orders, community standards and preventing crime;


  • Providing legal services to Government and its agencies;


  • Translating Government policy into laws that are easily understood;


  • Providing services to ensure the best interests of people with decision-making disabilities are represented at hearings and to promote and protect their rights in the community;


  • Making trustee services available;


  • Registering births, deaths and marriages;


  • Providing information and support to the Mentally Impaired Defendants Review Board, Parole Board and Supervised Release Review Board;


  • Regulating State-based corporate bodies such as Friendly Societies.

On 1 February 2006, the Department of Justice ceased to exist. Two new departments - the Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Corrective Services - have taken over the functions of the Department of Justice.

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A643 - MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (1993-01-01 - 2001-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A643

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1260 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (2006-02-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1260

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A214 - GAOLS DEPARTMENT (1890-01-01 - 1947-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A214

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A215 - PRISONS DEPARTMENT [1] (1947-01-01 - 1971-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A215

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A216 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (1971-01-01 - 1982-08-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A216

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A217 - PRISONS DEPARTMENT [2] (1982-08-01 - 1987-04-03)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A217

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A218 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES [1] (1987-04-03 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A218

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A68 - CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT (1909-01-01 - 1993-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A68

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1261 - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES [2] (2006-02-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1261

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A880 - PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL'S OFFICE (1971-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A880

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A984 - SHERIFF'S OFFICE (1832-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A984

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A667 - PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE (1941-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A667

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1047 - REGISTRY OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES (1999-04-14 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1047

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2001-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1582 - STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE (2004-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1582

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

2004-01-01 - 2006-01-31

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S3054 - FILES - DEPARTMENTAL

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes