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Adult community corrections

The Department of Corrective Services manages around 9000 adult offenders at any one time. Between 4000-4500 of these offenders are completing their sentence in the community. Probation and Parole staff contribute to community safety through effective and responsible offender management which focuses on reducing reoffending.

These offenders are usually:

  • serving community-based sentences, also known as probation
  • completing custodial sentences under community supervision, which is known as parole, or
  • on bail following conviction for an offence but waiting for a sentence.

These offenders are managed by the Department's Community and Youth Justice division, which operates around 30 offices throughout the State. Offenders are managed in line with the Department's philosophy (PDF 315 KB) regarding adult offenders living in the community.

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016