During the period of their community based sentence, offenders are supervised by the department and are often ordered to undertake programs to address their offending behaviour. Offenders are required to comply with all conditions of the community based order. In addition to supervising offenders on court orders, the department provides community based supervision for prisoners leaving prison on Parole and Home Detention programs.
Improving public safety and managing offenders based on their level of risk are the key principles behind the Enhanced Community Corrections Project.
Enhanced Community Corrections strengthens the department’s capacity to effectively and rigorously manage adult offenders in the community with a focus on public safety, public confidence, offender responsibility, and the rights of victims.
Testing is undertaken by a specialist mobile Alcohol and Other Drug Management Unit which visits community correctional centres across the State with the sole purpose of conducting urine and breath tests.
It is from these centres that such offenders are organised into work crews for individual projects.
Work bases hold equipment and other facilities for this work to be completed.
Community Corrections Centres are staffed by community corrections officers some of whom are qualified social workers, other staff are recruited from a range of vocations .Staff required to supervise community service work have a trade or skills background.