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Reducing reoffending

Reducing recidivism in the prison population is a NSW Premier's Priority.

The target is to reduce adult reoffending following release from prison by five per cent by 2023.

Reducing reoffending has become increasingly important given the growing numbers of offenders leaving prison. A small group of persistent offenders, many of whom have multiple and complex needs, are responsible for the majority of serious crimes in NSW. These offenders will be the focus of a refreshed strategy aimed at breaking the cycle of reoffending and offending more broadly.  

​The Reducing Reoffending Strategy is currently being updated and will be published soon.