Sentencing Council

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Terms of reference

The Council has been asked to:

  1. Advise on options for sentencing serious violent offenders;
  2. Examine and report on existing treatment options for and risk assessment of serious violent offenders;
  3. Examine and report on the adequacy of existing post custody management including parole and services available to address the needs of serious violent offenders and to ensure the protection of the community on their release;
  4. Advise on options for and the need for post sentence management of serious violent offenders; and
  5. Identify the defining characteristics of the cohort of offenders to whom any proposals should apply.