Court cases, orders and sentencing

Serving your sentence outside of prison

This is known as a non-custodial sentence. There are different types of sentences that can be served outside of a prison.

Community based orders

A community based order is a court order which says all offenders will be supervised by a probation and parole officer - and they are required to participate in programs, treatment or training and possibly unpaid community work.

Find out more about community based orders.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017