System-wide reforms which aims to reduce the annual rate of adult reoffending by 5% by 2019 - a NSW state priority.
Reducing Reoffending strategy
This reform focuses on early intervention and post release initiatives. Initiatives are targeted at a select group of offenders across the criminal justice system who are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime.
Maximising opportunities for supervision of community-based offenders. Supervision by Community Corrections Officers and high quality interventions have been found to reduce reoffending by addressing the cause of an offender's behaviour.
Ensuring that CSNSW Community Corrections supervsion of offenders is consistent and has increased rehabilitative impact on the offender's criminogenic needs.
services and resources for offenders during the critical period of transition between custody and
release into the community.
Facilitating offenders' opportunities for access to and participation in programs and interventions that address the root causes of reoffending.
Creating teams of dedicated case management
specialists in the custodial environment to improve whole of sentence case planning for
By improving the way decisions are made about releasing offenders on parole and how they are supervised and managed to transition back to law abiding lives, we will make communities safer and reduce reoffending.
Opportunities for NGOs, sole traders and community organisations