Violent Offenders Program

23 Nov 2006 questionsarchive

A question put forward to the Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO in relation to the violent offenders program.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: For the years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, how many prisoners:

1. Were assessed for the violent offenders program;

2. Commenced the violent offenders program; and

3. Completed the violent offenders program?

The Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO: I am advised that:

The violent offender program is currently being piloted at Mobilong Prison so only figures for the years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 are provided.

In 2004-2005—

10 prisoners were assessed for the program to be piloted at Mobilong Prison;

In 2005-2006 to date—

15 prisoners were assessed for the pilot program;

12 prisoners have commenced and are participating in the pilot program;

In brief, 25 potential participants were assessed during 2004/2005/2006, resulting in 12 current participants; and The current pilot program is due to end October 2006.