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Corrective Services' effectively supervises offenders in the community while working towards successful order completion. It promotes offenders' successful re-settlement through partnerships with other agencies and community groups.
Community Corrections aims to reduce the impact of crime on the community by effectively managing offenders and by being a decisive influence on sentencing.
It provides pre and post-sentence assessments and advice to courts and releasing authorities as well as a range of community-based interventions which take account of community protection, compliance by offenders with Court Orders, restitution to the community, and the personal and developmental needs of offenders in addressing their offending behaviour.
Find out more about the advice and reports provided to court and parole authorities that determine appropriate sentences and release for offenders.
In September 2018, reforms to strengthen community-based sentencing commenced. The changes aim to make the community safer by holding offenders to account and reducing reoffending.
|Intensive Correction Order (ICO)
Home detention orders
Old Intensive Correction Orders
|Community Correction Order (CCO)||
Community service orders
Good behaviour bonds
|Conditional Release Order (CRO)||Non-conviction bonds|
Diversionary programs and residential facilities include:
CSNSW manages transitional centres to assist female offenders successfully return to the community. These include Bolwara Transitional Centre and Parramatta Transitional Centre.
07 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.