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Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council

The Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council aims to promote and support a contemporary, effective and efficient criminal justice sector.


About the council

To be successful, the criminal justice sector needs a shared vision of what a future criminal justice system will look like. This requires commitment and common purpose.

The Criminal Justice Sector Reform Council (CJSRC) was established in July 2013. It is a platform for high-level discussions around issues affecting the criminal justice system, promoting and supporting a contemporary, effective and efficient criminal justice system, which maintains justice and integrity, inspiring the confidence of the public.

Council outcomes
The council supports initiatives to deliver the following outcomes across the criminal justice sector:
  • improve service delivery and ensure service is fair and just
  • increase public confidence
  • increase efficiency
  • where possible reduce costs
  • build continuous improvement capability.
Who is on the council?
The council is chaired by the Hon John Rau MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Reform. It consists of the Minister for Police and Minister for Correctional Services, the Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the Under Treasurer, and heads of relevant agencies across the criminal justice sector:
  • South Australia Police (SAPOL)
  • Courts Administration Authority (CAA)
  • Legal Services Commission (LSC)
  • Department for Correctional Services (DCS)
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • Attorney-General’s Department (AGD)
  • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI).

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Chief Judge of the District Court of South Australia and the Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court are observers.


    Performance measures

    The council has developed a set of measures across the criminal justice sector. These measures assist and inform the council, the criminal justice system and the community to determine whether project aims and expectations are being met. 

    The measures are presented in 5 separate data dashboards, which are updated quarterly. The dashboards are interactive, allowing you to select data for specific years and quarters.

    For definitions of terms and data counting rules, please refer to the PDF iconCJSRC measures technical report (PDF 608KB)

    More information

    For further information about the justice sector measures and dashboards, please contact the Office of Crime Statistics and Research