Provision of safe and secure custody for detainees with a strong focus on the delivery of rehabilitative, educational and vocational programs, effectively managing un-sentenced offenders and community-based corrections programs and providing advice and services to the ACT justice system.

Table 88 – Output Class 2 Corrective Services

2020-21
Original
Target

2020-21
Result

Variance
%

Notes

Total Cost ($'000)

92,831      

95,514    

3               

 

Controlled Recurrent Payments ($'000)

84,377

82,123

(3)

 

Accountability Indicators

 

a) Completion rates of Community Corrections Orders:

 

 

 

 

  • The proportion of Community Corrections supervision orders successfully completed within the counting period

68%

78%

15           

1

  • The proportion of Community Corrections reparation orders successfully completed within the counting period

60%

44%

(27)         

2

b) Average cost per detainee per day for all detainees i

$354

$404

14            

3

c) Average cost per day for community-based offenders

$39

$46

18            

4

The above Accountability Indicators should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

The above Accountability Indicators were examined in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1996.  The Total Cost and Controlled Recurrent Payments measures were not examined by the ACT Audit Office in accordance with the Financial Management (Statement of Performance Scrutiny) Guidelines 2019.

Notes - Explanation of Material Variances (≥ +/-10%)
 

  1. ACT Corrective Services Community Operations has undertaken work on improving completion rates,
    including discretionary processes to reduce ‘unnecessary’ breaches of orders and ensuring offenders
    are appropriately linked with programs targeted to reduce criminogenic risk factors.
  2. Variance in completion rates is mostly attributable to individual offender behaviour/characteristics and
    broader justice system practices.  As a smaller jurisdiction, the ACT also experiences greater fluctuations
    in performance indicators such as completion rates (relative to larger jurisdictions).
  3. The average daily cost per offender has increased due to lower detainee numbers, in large part
    a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the community.
  4. The average daily cost per offenders has increased due to lower offender numbers, in large part
    a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the community.