Prisoner security levels

When an offender enters the corrections system via a prison sentence or community based order, a case plan is developed with them to identify security levels and rehabilitation goals.

This case plan is reviewed on a regular basis as the offender moves through their sentence or order.
DCS Volunteers are not assigned to offenders who are assessed as a potential risk to a volunteers’ safety or wellbeing.

Each volunteer task is accompanied by a unique Volunteer Support Agreement that provides the basis for a risk assessment of the task and clear instructions for volunteers, offenders and staff.

Risk management is paramount
Every effort is taken to match the right volunteer with the required task to ensure risks to both you and the community are minimised.