What is a community corrections order?

A Community Corrections Order (CCO) is a sentence that can be imposed by a court in Victoria as an alternative to imprisonment for certain offences. A CCO is a non custodial sentence that allows a person to serve their sentence in the community, under the supervision of the Community Correctional Services (CCS) instead of in prison.

A CCO may include one or more of the following conditions:

  • Supervision by a community corrections officer
  • Undertaking unpaid community work
  • Participating in rehabilitation or treatment programs
  • Abstaining from alcohol and drugs
  • Non-association or place restrictions
  • Curfew or home detention
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Financial restitution

The conditions of a CCO will vary depending on the offence and the circumstances of the offender. Where an accused breaches any of the conditions of their CCO, they can be resentenced at court and may face additional penalties.