Meeting Thursday 9 May - Speaker Peter Couzens - Parole Board

His Honour is a former Judge of the County Court of Victoria and President of the Children’s Court of Victoria, and also served as a Magistrate in Melbourne and regional Victoria for more than two decades.

Having served as Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board since 2015, His Honour has overseen the implementation of a range of reforms, which have significantly strengthened Victoria’s parole system.

Under his leadership, the board has continued to put the safety of the community first, while supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.

The reforms implemented under his leadership and the board’s decision-making have already helped to substantially reduce the number of people convicted of committing serious offences while on parole.


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