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Reducing Reoffending - A NSW State Priority

System-wide reforms which aims to reduce the annual rate of adult reoffending by 5% by 2019 - a NSW state priority.

Reducing Reoffending strategy

Priority offenders

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.

‚ÄčSentencing reforms

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.

Enhanced Community-based supervision

Ensuring that CSNSW Community Corrections supervsion of offenders is consistent and has increased rehabilitative impact on the offender's criminogenic needs.

Improved reintegration 

Enhancing access  to services and resources for offenders during the critical  period of transition between custody and release into the  community.

Expanded offender programsExpanded offender programs

Facilitating offenders' opportunities for access to  and participation in programs and interventions that address the root causes of reoffending.

Improved custodial case management‚ÄčImproved custodial case management

Creating teams of dedicated case management specialists in  the custodial environment to improve  whole of sentence case planning for prisoners.

Enhanced reintegrationParole reforms

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. 

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