News

30 April 2020

In response to the stage three restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government, the Adult Parole Board reviewed its operations and implemented a remote working model from 30 March 2020.

The Board will continue to operate with its paramount consideration always the safety and protection of the community.

18 March 2020

Due to the unprecedented situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adult Parole Board is reviewing its operations.

It is doing this to minimise the negative effects of any changes, while also ensuring that the Board fulfils its obligations:

17 October 2019

The Adult Parole Board Annual Report 2018-19, tabled in Parliament on 17 October 2019, shows that prisoners are successfully completing their parole more than ever before.

In 2018-19, 81 per cent of prisoners successfully completed their parole – the highest rate of parole completions on record.

1 July 2019

Stuart Ward has resigned as Chief Administrative Officer of the Adult Parole Board following his appointment as Deputy Chair of the Post Sentence Authority.

Mr Ward’s last day at the Adult Parole Board was 28 June 2019 before he commenced his new role at the Post Sentence Authority on 1 July 2019.

10 May 2019

For Law Week 2019, the Adult Parole Board will run a mock hearing at the County Court of Victoria on Saturday 18 May to educate the community about parole and the Board.

The Board will also join an information session roadshow, organised by Deakin Law School, in Ballarat, Shepparton and Geelong from Tuesday 14 May to Thursday 16 May.  

19 December 2018

The Adult Parole Board Annual Report for the 2017-18 reporting year was tabled in Parliament today.

The report notes:

19 April 2018

The Adult Parole Board is participating in Law Week 2018 with the aim of informing the community about the purpose of parole, the parole process and the role of the Board.

The Board will run two events this year including: 

18 April 2018

Her Honour Catherine Lamble has been appointed as a judicial member of the Adult Parole Board. 

20 December 2017

Five new members, including one full-time member and four community members, were appointed to the Adult Parole Board on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. This is in addition to two new judicial members who were appointed on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.