New Sentencing Option – Community Correction Order

The Victorian Government recently amended the Sentencing Act. The amendment abolished the following sentencing options: Community Based Order (CBO), Intensive Correction Order (ICO) and Combined Custody Treatment Order (CCTO). In essence, the new Community Correction Order (CCO) collapses all of the above into a single Order.

In the sentencing hierarchy, the new CCO is ranked above a fine, but below imprisonment.

If you are currently on one of the old orders, those orders will continue until their expiration.

For further information see the following links;

Parliamentary debate – (see page 3289)

Judicial College Sentencing Manual – See chapter 14 and the “Overview of Sentencing Amendment (CCO) Act 2011

Tom Isaacs

Tom Isaacs

Bachelor of Laws with Honours - LLB(Hons)

Tom has been part of the firm for the past 10 years, working initially as a law clerk and now as a fully qualified Solicitor. He completed his Bachelor of Laws with Honours at Deakin University, and undertook his legal training at the Leo Cussen Insititute where he was president of his class. Tom appears regularly at Magistrates' Courts, both metropolitan and in regional Victoria.