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Supervised Release Review Board

What is a Supervised Release Order (SRO)?

A Supervised Release Order (SRO) is an Order that permits a young offender to serve part of their sentence in the community. The Board will place conditions on the SRO, which the young offender must agree to abide by for the duration of their Order before he/she can be released. These conditions may include attending supervision, attending programmes, undertaking drug testing and abiding by curfew requirements.

Standard conditions are:

  • A requirement to be under the supervision of, and to follow the directions of, a Youth Justice Officer (YJO).
  • A requirement that the young offender not live at any other address, than that in the release plan, without the permission of their Supervising Officer (YJO) before moving.
  • An undertaking not to commit any offence and to be of good behaviour.

Some frequent special conditions include:

  • A condition, or conditions, protective of the interests of victims.
  • A curfew, and/or other condition not to go to particular places or associate with particular people, under Section 136A of the Act.
  • A condition to reside in supportive, stable accommodation of an appropriate kind, which must not be changed without approval.
  • An agenda (plan) of participation in educational, vocational and recreational programs.
  • The appointment of a Youth Support Officer or other mentor.
  • Treatment for the abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs and solvents, monitored, where appropriate, by random urinalysis or other testing.
  • Psychological, psychiatric and/or other medical treatment and/or counselling.
  • A prohibition where a young offender will turn 18 during the currency of the SRO, of liberty to consume alcohol, monitored by random breath testing.

Last updated: 15-Nov-2018

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