Intensive Correction Orders (ICOs) are an alternative to a sentence of imprisonment that can be made when a court is satisfied that no sentence other than full time imprisonment is appropriate for an offender, and that the sentence is likely to be for a period of 2 years or less.
Instead of entering full time custody, offenders subject to ICOs are managed in the community by the Community Corrections division of Corrective Services NSW. The two major components of ICOs are:
ICOs are subject to a number of mandatory conditions, as set out in clause 175 of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Regulation 2014. Courts can also set additional conditions on ICOs that are specific to an offender's individual circumstances.