Crime Prevention Policy Bureau
Crime Prevention Policy Bureau develops and implements various policies to protect Korean society from crimes. It consists of Crime Prevention Planning Division, Protection Legislation Division, Juvenile Division, Probation & Parole Division, and Law-related Education Team.
Crime Prevention Planning Division is responsible for community safety, rehabilitation administration and budget management. It also deals with personnel management of the Bureau, drafts relevant laws and regulations, and conducts researches on related fields.
Protection Legislation Division carries out plans to prevent crimes and recidivism and operates the Medical Treatment and Custody Deliberation Committee and medical treatment and custody facilities. It provides proper treatment for criminals by reflecting social changes, assists criminals' successful reintegration into society, and contributes to productive welfare. The Division also focuses on further specializing volunteers through programs for competence-building and crime prevention advisors.
Juvenile Division is in charge of community safety and rehabilitation administration for juvenile delinquents. It directs the operation of Juvenile Training Schools(juvenile reformatories) and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Centers, latter of which were established in 2007 to educate preteens and teens in the beginning stage of delinquency so that they can be reintegrated into society more easily. The Division also manages the operation of Juvenile Classification and Examination Centers, whose main functions are to accommodate juveniles sent from the Family Courts and to prepare various documents necessary for trial.
In addition, it is responsible for operating the educational curriculum of Juvenile Training Schools and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Centers. It also administers aftercare such as vocational training and job placement for juvenile delinquents released from custody.
Probation & Parole Division establishes and implements comprehensive plans regarding probation and parole administration, community service order, and attendance center order. It also directs and supervises the operation of probation offices and the Korea Rehabilitation Agency.
Law-related Education Team is specialized in legal education for the public. It drafts laws on legal education programs and conducts researches on the related systems. The Team also develops and distributes school curriculum, teaching materials and programs for law-related education. Besides, it provides supports for expert training courses and non-profit organizations involved in public legal education.