Making College Bench Books easier to use

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We have restructured four key bench books to make them easier for you to navigate.

By adjusting how we organise information, you will find more on each page, and need to look through fewer sub-topics.

The four restructured publications are:

In the coming months, we will also be releasing:

  • Updates to the Open Courts Bench Book
  • A new publication: Victims of Crime in the Courtroom: A Guide for Judicial Officers 
  • A new edition of the Victorian Sentencing Manual
  • A restructure of the Victorian Criminal Charge Book 

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