Sentences and orders
Offenders who are on probation are able to serve their sentences and/or carry out the orders imposed on them while remaining in the community.
There are a range of sentences and orders that can be imposed, for example, community work, community detention, home detention and supervision. Each sentence/order has standard and/or specific conditions that offenders must comply with.
Holding offenders to account
Corrections is responsible for ensuring that offenders comply with their sentences and orders, and to hold offenders to account when they do not.Learn more about Holding offenders to account
Community work is when offenders do unpaid work in the community to pay something back for the offence they have committed.Learn more about Community work
Community detention is a punitive sentence that restricts an offender's movements during their curfew. It requires an offender to remain at an approved residence at certain times specified by the court.Learn more about Community detention
Supervision is a community-based rehabilitation sentence that requires offenders to address the causes of their offending through targeted programmes.Learn more about Supervision
Home detention and post detention conditions
Home detention is a sentence that requires an offender to remain at a suitable and approved residence at all times unless their probation officer has approved their absence.Learn more about Home detention and post detention conditions
Intensive supervision is a community-based rehabilitative sentence. It's imposed if the Court thinks a sentence of intensive supervision would reduce the likelihood of further offending through the rehabilitation and reintegration of the offender.Learn more about Intensive supervision
Returning offenders order
Returning offenders orders allow Corrections to supervise people returning to New Zealand who have been imprisoned overseas.Learn more about Returning offenders order