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Community Corrections Service

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Programs

Programs assist an individual to confront their criminal behaviour, develop a pro-social attitude and implement positive life changes.

Community Corrections Tasmania offers a range of programs and interventions for individuals on community based orders to lower their risk of re-offending.

We assess individuals and provide programs according to the key principles of the RNR model:

Risk;
Need; and
Responsivity.


The Risk Principle:  This principal matches the level of treatment to the level of risk. High treatment intensity is reserved for high and medium risk individuals; as low risk cases have a lower probability for further offending.


The Need Principle:  To have the greatest effect on re-offending, rehabilitation programs should attempt to address needs that are directly related to the offending.


Responsivity:  
Is where the treatment mode is matched to individual characteristics, such as motivation and willingness to change. Responsivity entails delivering programs in a way which an individual can relate to and understand.  This principal also cater for any barriers to participation, such as low literacy levels.


Current Community Corrections programs include:

  • The EQUIPS Suite of Programs
  • Parole Awareness
  • Family Violence Offender Intervention Program
  • Sober Driver Program
  • Court Mandated Diversion Program