Department of Health

Community correctional services - working with clients

Key messages

  • Community Correctional Services (CCS) supervises adults who are sentenced by the courts to serve community corrections orders, or are released from prison on bail.
  • A protocol between CCS and other health and community services enhances coordination and communication among services to better meet people's needs. 

Community Correctional Services (CCS) supervises adults who are sentenced by the courts to serve community corrections orders, or are released from prison on bail.

CCS is part of Corrections Victoria in the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

In many cases people involved in CCS also use other health and community services, including area mental health services.

There is a protocol designed to enhance coordination and improve communication between staff of the respective sectors to better meet the mental health needs of adults within CCS with a mental illness or mental disorder.

This protocol is based on the following principles:

  • access related to individual need
  • shared care
  • confidentiality and exchange of information
  • a coordinated approach
  • assertive engagement
  • least-restrictive service option
  • coordinated care.

Reviewed 26 November 2021

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