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.