The Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO), formerly the Office of Correctional Services Review, drives continuous improvement in Victoria's critical justice systems.

The office provides independent assurance and reviews into the operations, conduct and performance of Victoria’s youth justice and adult corrections systems; making them better for the community, staff and people held within and visiting the justice facilities.

JARO also administers the Independent Prison Visitor Scheme, on behalf of the Minister for Corrections.

JARO’s role complements the external independent oversight functions provided by the Victorian Ombudsman, the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, the Victorian Auditor-Generals Office and the Coroners Court of Victoria

JARO works closely with the Department's Justice Health and People and Culture units and liaises with Victoria Police (External link) the Coroner's Court of Victoria (External link) and the Victorian Ombudsman (External link).

For more on JARO and the office's contact information visit the Department of Justice and Community Safety website (External link)