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Serious violent offenders may be supervised or detained after serving their sentence

Adults who have been sentenced for committing a serious violent offence in the higher courts may be ordered to have continued supervision or detention after serving their sentence.

From 3 September 2018, adults who have been sentenced for committing a serious violent offence in the higher courts may be ordered to have continued supervision or detention after serving their sentence. This applies to eligible offenders who are serving a custodial sentence for particular offences (such as murder, arson causing death, kidnapping and serious injury offences), regardless when the offence happened. Orders must be made by the County or Supreme Courts on application by the Director of Public Prosecutions. The court may only make an order if satisfied that the person poses an unacceptable risk of committing a serious violence and/or sex offence if a supervision or detention order is not made.

See Key changes to extended supervision in 2018.

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