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How do we provide these services and programs?

Sentenced Inmates have an individualised case plan which identifies Programs, services and interventions relevant for the inmate. The case plan is based on a comprehensive assessments and tailored to the needs of the individual. This plan is required by law.

Remand inmates (while awaiting trial or sentencing), are also offered services and interventions to assist with reintegration. This includes those with mental health, cognitive impairments, drug addiction as well as other factors that make them vulnerable in custody such as:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,
  • refugees,
  • people with the care and custody of children,
  • young offenders,
  • those with disabilities,
  • aged and frail offenders
  • and persons from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The aim is to:

  • Reduce Reoffending by developing skills, behavior's and attitudes that lessen the likelihood of re-offending
  • Assist offenders to take responsibility for their behavior and make changes
  • Focus on Community Safety  by assisting offenders with re-integration
  • Promote the rights of victims
  • Empower the offender to live in society following release from custody
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of the offender

Read more about the purpose of sentencing and how OS&P contributes to the administration of sentences in NSW.

Last updated:

17 Nov 2020

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