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Community corrections

Community corrections involves the management and supervision of offenders in the community. These offenders are serving court-imposed orders either as an alternative to imprisonment or as a condition of their release on parole from prison. This means they must report regularly to their community corrections officer and may have to participate in unpaid community work and rehabilitation programs.

Counting the benefits of community work

In 2015-16, 803,783 hours of mandatory community work was completed, equivalent to $24.3 million in value to the Victorian community. More than 800 organisations benefited from the offenders’ work and skills.

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Community corrections plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the community by rehabilitating offenders and diverting low-risk offenders from prison which helps to break the cycle of reoffending.

Community Correctional Services (CCS), a division of Corrections Victoria, oversees the delivery of community corrections in Victoria.  

Community corrections officers (CCOs) manage offenders and are responsible for ensuring they comply with the conditions of their orders. Conditions may include participating in:

  • appropriate educational programs
  • community work
  • assessment and treatment programs

Download a map of the locations of all prisons and community corrections offices in Victoria.



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nullFind a corrections office

View the location and contact details for each of the corrections offices across Victoria