Community Corrections Role
The court can sentence adult offenders to serve penalties in the community rather than send them to prison. Many of these offenders require to be managed, monitored and supervised.
The oversight of these offenders is the responsibility of the community corrections centres who supervise over 6000 people in the community on any given day.
We also supervise offenders who are released on Parole or Home Detention to ensure that they follow the conditions of their release.
When supervising offenders in the community we apply a risk based model to offender supervision whilst also promoting a rehabilitation approach. The evidence-based approach promotes a balance between compliance and rehabilitation.
Who community corrections supervise
We are only responsible for adult offenders; those over the age of 18.
Young offenders are the responsibility of Youth Justice, the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion.