About the Crime Prevention Policy Bureau
Purpose and History
Purpose and History
- The Crime Prevention Policy Bureau is an institution that manages probation offices to protect the society through probation, community service orders, and intervention orders of the offenders. It is an institution that oversees juvenile detention centers that accommodate juvenile offenders and increase their adaptability by promoting wholesome growth through orderly living environment. The Crime Prevention Policy Bureau also manages the National Forensic Hospital that accommodates and treats mentally ill offenders so as to protect society and promote their rehabilitation.
- It was established with the goal of not only protecting society from offenders, but also creating a crime-free and healthy society by the reintegration of offenders.
Jan. 9, 1981
|Social Protection Bureau was introduced, comprising of three divisions (Social Protection Division, Coordination Division, Review Division), in line with the enactment of the Social Protection Act.||43 people|
Dec. 31, 1984
|Restructured into four divisions (Social Protection Division, Investigation Division, Probation and Parole Division, Juvenile Division)
Juvenile Division was transferred to Social Protection Bureau from Correction Bureau, and Coordination Division and Review Division were restructured into Investigation Division and Probation Division, respectively.
Jun. 29, 1996
|Restructured into five divisions (Social Protection Division, Investigation Division, Probation and Parole Division, Juvenile Division 1, Juvenile Division 2)
- Juvenile Division 2 was installed in order to increase the expertise in educational courses at juvenile detention centers and operation of the juvenile classification.
Mar. 7, 2000
|Restructured into four divisions (Social Protection Division, Probation and Parole Division, Juvenile Division 1, Juvenile Division 2)
Investigation Division was abolished and, integrated with Social Protection Division
Jul. 23, 2007
|Restructured into four divisions and one team (Protection Planning Division, Crime Prevention Policy Division, Juvenile Protection Division, Probation Division, Legalization Promotion Team)
- In line with a paradigm shift in criminal policies, such as an increase in the workload as a result of the expansion of the field of probation and a decrease in protected juveniles, etc. Juvenile Divisions 1 and 2 were integrated into the Juvenile Protection Division, the tasks of the Probation and Parole Division were divided into the Crime Prevention Policy Division and the Probation and Parole Division, the Social Protection Division was restructured into the Protection Planning Division in order to manage the human resources and budgets for integrated probation, and the Legalization Promotion Team was installed for efficient execution of legal education.
Mar. 3, 2008
|Ministry of Justice organization and rules adjusted according to governmental reorganization
Restructured Social Protection Bureau, Protection Planning Division, and Crime Prevention Policy Division into Crime Prevention Policy Bureau, Crime Prevention Planning Division, and Social Protection Policy Division respectively
May. 25, 2009
|Restructured Social Protection Policy Division, Juvenile Protection Division, and Legalization Promotion Team into Protective Legislation Division, Juvenile Division, and Legal Education Team respectively||51 people|
Sep. 1, 2011
|Law and Order Observance Office in the Planning and Coordination Bureau and Legal Education Team were integrated into Law and Order Advancement Division in the Crime Prevention Policy Bureau.||59 people|
May. 28, 2015
|Installed Specific Criminals Management Division||75 people|
Jan. 24, 2017
|Installed Juvenile Crime Prevention Team (T/F)||72 people|
Mar. 30, 2018
|Law and Order Advancement Division was changed to Protection Policy Division||74 people|
Jun. 24, 2018
|Law for Protection Division and Juvenile Division were changed to Forensic Treatment Division and Juvenile Protection Division respectively||74 people|
Feb. 25, 2020
|Specific Criminals Management Division was changed to Electronic Monitoring Division.||75 people|