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Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016

Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016

By LIV Submissions

Criminal Procedure 


The LIV has written to the Attorney General regarding the Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016 which the Government recently introduced to amend the Sentencing Act 1991.  The Bill proposes to limit the availability of non-custodial sentencing orders for serious offences. In particular, the length of imprisonment that can be combined with a CCO will be reduced from two years to one year, and a non-parole period cannot be fixed as part of a combined order.  The LIV, particularly members of the Criminal Law Section, consider that these amendments are unnecessary and will not result in a safer community for Victorians. The LIV is particularly concerned about the effect of these proposals on young offenders, and those with significant mental health or psychological needs.

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