The Justice Connect Program

Delivering Astria for Tasmania

Astria's year in review

2021 in review

A lot has been achieved this year by the Justice Connect program team developing the Astria digital solution.

  • An Astria prototype (or MVP) to test the suitability of our vendors and viability of Astria core functions was developed and demonstrated to future users.
  • Police Prosecutions (DPFEM) committed to using Astria and became a key stakeholder and program partner.
  • The implementation stage contract was signed officially commencing Astria’s system design and build phase.
  • The Justice Connect program team has grown to over 40 members including vendor colleagues working in various global locations.
  • The Astria system is collaborating closely with the Magistrates Courts on aligning with the commencement of Tasmania’s new Criminal and General Bill next year.
  • A lot of work has been done by the SMEs in the Justice Connect team to clarify charges and orders so that Astria will support consistent terminology by Police, Prosecutions and in our Courts.
  • Multiple papers and meetings have been held to clarify and reach an agreement on how Astria will handle gender identity and other personal information.
  • The team working on the solution for Community Corrections and the Tasmania Prison Service has completed design workshops and received its first Tranche (or portion) of the solution ready to commence testing.
  • The backbone of Astria’s system architecture and advanced PowerBI reporting capabilities have been established.
  • Considerable progress has been made on data mapping and migration planning.
  • Change readiness surveys have tracked user views and readiness planning workshops have identified the preparations needed to make our Outputs ready for Astria.

In 2022 program activity will accelerate as the team looks forward to demonstrating Astria functionality with its users as more of the system is configured and moves into user testing.

The image below shows many of the Tasmania-based program team at their Christmas lunch.

Updated: 14th December 2021