Crime Prevention is defined as strategies and measures that seek to reduce the risk of crimes occurring, and their potential harmful effects on individuals and society, including fear of crime, by intervening to influence their multiple causes. 

Restorative Justice is a way of responding to criminal behaviour by balancing the needs of the community, the victims and the offenders. It encourages the offender to take responsibility for their actions and make amends.

The Branch itself has an executive director, four assistant directors and a manager for the five sections which are crime prevention, restorative justice, community engagement, community justice service center and monitoring and reporting with their respective officers. 

The Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Section is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of government and non-government organizations engaged in providing crime prevention programmes.

The Community Justice Service Center

The Community Justice Service Center section is responsible for all the CJSC's throughout the country. It acts as the Central Coordination Center for all Law and Justice Sector programs. 

Executive Director - CPRJ

Zachary Sitban

Zachary Sitban

Executive Director

Restorative Justice & Crime Prevention Coordination Branch since 2014

From East Sepik Province.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Public Administration (UPNG) and Diploma in Public Administration (PNG Institute of Public Administration).

Was former Project Administrator – Community Justice Liaison Unit funded by AusAID.

CP&RJ Contacts

Telephone: 7802 1137

Email: enquiries.cprj@justice.gov.pg