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Community Service Orders

Community Corrections Officers provide assessments to sentencers as to suitability for Community Service Orders (CSO). Offenders deemed suitable for the program may be sentenced to perform unpaid work in the community, providing services to local communities. The CSO program is administered by Community Corrections Officers who allocate offenders to work with voluntary community organisations, including services to the young, sick, disabled and elderly, as well as in environmental projects. Offenders are carefully screened for appropriate placement and are supervised for the duration of their hours, both in terms of work and behaviour. Community Corrections supervises approximately 4,600 offenders with Community Service Orders, who perform more than $10 million worth of unpaid community work for 1,600 non-profit organisations.