The NSW Department of Justice is implementing a broad suite of reform initiatives designed to reduce adult reoffending and improve community safety. The overarching aim of this reform agenda is to reduce the rate of adult reoffending in line with the NSW State Reducing Reoffending Priority, and to reduce domestic violence reoffending in accordance with the NSW Premier's Priority.
The reforms being implemented as part of the strategy will enhance offenders' likelihood of undergoing supervision and case management; increase opportunities to engage in rehabilitative interventions that address criminogenic needs; and provide post-release reintegration support.
They aim to ensure that the right offenders receive the right interventions at the right dosage in order to achieve maximum reductions in reoffending among the highest risk offenders in NSW.
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The Strategy to Reduce Reoffending comprises six individual reforms, some of which have several individual projects being implemented as part of the reform. The six reform areas are:
1. Priority Offender Reforms
2. Sentencing and Parole reforms
3. Enhanced Community Supervision
4. Improved exit planning and reintegration support
5. Expanded and improved offender programs
6. Improved Custodial Case Management
The reforms cover three areas:
The evaluation of each reform initiative will address three central elements of each reform: