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How do we provide these services and programs?

Programs and services for each offender are set out in an individual case plan. This plan is required by law and can include services and programs that aim to:

  • develop skills, behaviours and attitudes that lessen the likelihood of re-offending
  • contribute to the offender living in society after release from custody
  • promote the health, safety and well-being of the offender

Read more about the purpose of sentencing and how OS&P contributes to the administration of sentences in NSW. (Accessible PDF - 151.4kb)

The OS&P Branch also provides services and programs to people remanded into the custody of CSNSW while awaiting trial or sentencing, particularly those with mental health and cognitive impairments, and / or other factors that make them vulnerable in custody.

These factors can include being from a group with specific needs such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, refugees, people with the care and custody of children, young offenders, those with physical or sensory disabilities, elderly offenders and persons from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.