17 October 2019

OPP releases its 2018-19 Annual Report

The Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria’s Annual Report 2018 – 19 has been tabled in Parliament.

The report details the work of the OPP, Director of Public Prosecutions and Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers.

Highlights of the year included:

  • A record 2,111 new matters were referred to the Victims and Witness Assistance Service
  • The Victims and Witness Assistance Service provided 5,436 professional consultations to victims and witnesses – the highest level on record at the OPP
  • A new model of support was adopted in which social workers are co-located with solicitors in the OPP trial divisions to enhance communication with victims
  • The OPP's Court Support Dog Program was adopted on a full-time basis to assist more victims and witnesses to give evidence
  • The OPP and RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice launched a report providing a unique insight into the communications needs of victims
  • Guilty outcomes were achieved in 91.9 per cent of cases – the highest level on record
  • The OPP’s Audio-Visual unit performed a record 3,309,865 media actions, including conversions, edits and audio or visual enhancements to enable evidence to be provided in a court-compatible format.

View the Annual Report 2018/19 here.