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Changes to Community Correction Orders

Changes to the way that Community Correction Orders (CCOs) can be used changed on 20 March 2017.

Changes to the way that Community Correction Orders (CCOs) can be used changed on 20 March 2017. These changes apply to sentences imposed on or after this date regardless when the offence was committed. From this date:

  • the maximum length of imprisonment that can be combined with a CCO is reduced from 2 years to 12 months
  • the maximum length of imprisonment where there are multiple offences is 5 years
  • the maximum length of CCO that the County or Supreme Court can impose is reduced to 5 years or less
  • non-parole periods cannot be fixed as part of a combined CCO custody order.

Restrictions have also been placed on the availability of CCOs for a range of serious offences committed after 19 March 2017.

Note: This prison sentence is calculated to exclude pre-sentence detention (time spent on remand)

For the limitations on serious offences see An overview of sentencing—When custodial sentences are required.