The purpose of the Inspector of Custodial Services is to provide independent scrutiny of the conditions, treatment and outcomes for adults and young people in custody, and to promote excellence in staff professional practice.
The Inspector has jurisdiction over all correctional facilities, including publicly and privately-run correctional centres and juvenile justice centres, court custody centres, police cells managed by Corrective Services NSW, transitional centres, inmate/detainee transport, and custodial residential facilities. The Inspector is able to examine correctional and juvenile justice facilities at any time and make recommendations about issues of concern.
Inspections may be instigated by the Inspector or at the request of the Minister for Corrections or a Parliamentary Joint Committee or any public authority or public official.
Administration of the office of the Inspector resides within the Department of Justice. The Inspector reports to Parliament and is subject to oversight by the Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission, and the Crime Commission.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Corrective Services NSW
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons
Independent Commission Against Corruption
Inspector of Custodial Services (Western Australia)
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Juvenile Justice NSW
Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission, and the Crime Commission