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Residential facilities and the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre

Terms of Reference

The Inspector of Custodial Services is required to inspect each custodial centre at least once every five years.1 A custodial centre includes correctional centres, transitional centres and residential facilities.2 

Corrective Services NSW operates a number of transitional centres and residential facilities throughout NSW which provide pre and post release accommodation and support services. 

The Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre is also operated by Corrective Services NSW.

The Inspector of Custodial Services will examine residential facilities operated in NSW, and the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre, with particular reference to:

a. the role of transitional centres in aiding offenders to reintegrate into the community;

b. the role of residential facilities in aiding offenders to reintegrate into the community;

c. the role of the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre in aiding offenders to rehabilitate and reintegrate into the community;

d. relevant standards, legislation, policies and procedures; and

e. any other related matter. 


The following centres have been selected as part of this inspection:

  • Balund-a
  • Bolwara Transitional Centre
  • Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre 
  • Miruma
  • Nunyara COSP
  • Parramatta Transitional Centre


1 Inspector of Custodial Services Act (NSW) 2012 s6(a)
2 Inspector of Custodial Services Act (NSW) 2012 s3(1)a-c