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