Community Correction Orders

The Council has conducted research into how Victorian courts have been using the community correction order (CCO) since the order was introduced in early 2012. The CCO replaced a number of sentencing options including the community-based order and the intensive correction order (for further information, see our overview of the community correction order).

The Council has published three monitoring reports on the CCO:

  1. Community Correction Orders Monitoring Report was released in February 2014 and examined how courts used the CCO in the order’s first 18 months (from January 2012 to June 2013).
  2. Community Correction Orders: Second Monitoring Report (Pre-Guideline Judgment) was released in September 2015 and examined sentencing trends in the period from July 2013 to December 2014. The report considered the effects of key legislative reforms on the use of CCOs.
  3. Community Correction Orders: Third Monitoring Report (Post-Guideline Judgment) was released in June 2016 and considered how use of the CCO changed in 2015, following the guideline judgment issued by the Court of Appeal in December 2014 in Boulton v The Queen.