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Services provided by the department include - Anti-Discrimination Commission, Community Justice Centre, Consumer Affairs, Correctional Services / Prisons, Courts Administration, Legal Services including Law Making & Law Reform, Licensing, Regulation and Alcohol Strategy, Office of Crime Prevention, Public Trustee, Public Prosecutions, Registrar-General - including Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Land Titles Office and WorkSafe.
This database contains all the current consolidated Acts and subordinate legislation of the Northern Territory of Australia.
The Community Justice Centre (CJC) has been established by the Northern Territory Government to provide mediation services to the community to help people resolve their own disputes without legal action. Our service is free, confidential, voluntary, timely, and easy to use.
Northern Territory Correctional Services (NTCS), in partnership with the community, is committed to delivering a correctional service that contributes to individual and community safety. Correctional services are provided by Custodial, Juvenile Justice and Community Corrections in the NTCS.
Court Support Services are the responsibility of the Department of Justice, we are responsible for meeting the on-going needs of the Judiciary and general public. This section of the website provides information relating to: Community Justice Centre, Court Support Services, The Coroner's Office, The Lands, Planning and Mining Tribunal, The Fines Recovery Unit, The Mental Health Review Tribunal.
The principal functions of the Director are to institute, prepare and conduct criminal cases on behalf of the Crown before the Supreme Courts and the Courts of Summary Jurisdiction of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia. The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions offers support to victims of crime, witnesses and their families anywhere in the Northern Territory throughout the criminal justice process. There are eight members of the Witness Assistance Service (WAS), five in Darwin, three in Alice Springs.
Justices of the Peace (JP's) and Commissioners for Oaths are respected citizens who are entrusted by the community to take on special responsibilities. This site contains a database to help you find a JP or Commissioner for Oaths.
The Policy Coordination Unit in the Department of Justice does exactly as the name suggests, it coordinates policy. It has responsibility for Law Making & Law Reform, Community Justice Centre, Alcohol Policy & Coordination, Community Benefit Fund, Construction Contracts Registrar and the Research and Statistic Unit.
The Solicitor for the Northern Territory maintains excellence and integrity in the government's legal dealings by the provision of quality advice, representation and documentation to government Ministers, agencies and employees.

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