Community Supervision Overview

Many criminal sentences include court-ordered community supervision. Community supervision may be stand alone or follow a term of sentenced custody. B.C. Corrections provides supervision and support to these offenders.  

Community supervision reduces re-offending by assessing and responding to risks and needs of adult offenders. This is done by:

  • Targeted case management of each individual under supervision
  • Finding ways to change behaviour based on evidence about what works with offenders
  • Co-ordinating services to support effective management of offenders
  • Responding to the needs of Aboriginal offenders

The Community Corrections and Corporate Programs Division of B.C. Corrections manages court-ordered community supervision orders. 

See Serving a Community Sentence (Adult Offenders) for information about the types of community sentences an offender might receive.