Under the Sentencing Act (1997), a Magistrate or Judge may order that Community Service be performed as part of a Community Correction Order.
The purpose of the Community Service Scheme is to work in partnership with offenders and the community, with the aim of reducing re-offending by creating opportunities to engage in rehabilitative and restorative Community projects.
Community Service involves an individual performing unpaid community work under the direction of a Probation Officer or Supervisor. With prior approval from a Probation Officer, it is also possible for an individual to complete some of their hours by attending approved rehabilitative and educational courses or programs.
The maximum number of community service hours that a Court may order performed for each offence is 240.
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