Community Corrections Tasmania offers a range of programs and interventions to offenders on community based orders to lower their risk of re-offending. Programs assist offenders to confront their criminal behaviour, develop a pro-social attitude and implement positive changes in their lives.
We assess offenders and provide programs according to the key principles of the RNR model:
The Risk Principle
Is where the level of treatment is matched to the level of risk. High treatment intensity is reserved for high and medium risk offenders; as low risk cases have a lower probability for recidivism (and research shows that high intensity programs may actually increase risk through increased association with other offenders and/or the acquisition of pro-criminal attitudes and beliefs).
The Need Principle
To have the greatest effect on re-offending, rehabilitation programs should attempt to address needs that are directly related to offending.
Is where the treatment mode is matched to offender characteristics, such as an offender's motivation and willingness to change. Responsivity entails delivering programs in a way which offenders will relate to and understand; and catering for barriers to participation such as low literacy levels.
Community Corrections offers the following programs for offenders: