Corrective Services NSW

Welcome to the website of Corrective Services NSW, a division of the Department of Justice.

The New South Wales corrections system has two major components. On the prison side there are about 13,000 inmates in 39 facilities. On the community side there are almost 60 offices around the state, supervising offenders in the community who are serving court orders ranging from parole to a Community Service Order.

The whole system is administered by Corrective Services NSW, whose goal is to preserve community safety by keeping inmates secure, supervising offenders in the community, and reducing reoffending. Corrective Services provides inmates with education, vocational training, programs to address offending behaviour, and employment experience, all to support their successful reintegration into society. Inmate healthcare is provided by theJustice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. For inmates whose sentences are longer than three years, parole decisions are made by an independent body, the State Parole Authority.

The corrections system is undergoing significant change due to major government investment in over a dozen new prisons and extra programs to reduce reoffending, while also raising standards and making prisons more efficient.

Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre

The Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre (CDTCC) is separately based on the Parklea Correctional Complex.

  • The CDTCC is approximately 40km north-west of the Sydney central business district.
  • It houses participants who have been sentenced to a Compulsory Drug Treatment Order by the NSW Drug Court in Parramatta.
  • Participants on the Stage 3 Program are under supervision in the community after they have been released from the CDTCC.

How to get there:

The nearest railway station is Blacktown.

The 741 Busways bus operates from the station on an hourly basis seven days a week.
Visitors disembark and alight the bus at a bus shelter located in Sentry Drive near the entrance to the complex.
Private Transport
The CDTCC is situated at 66 Sentry Drive Parklea, which can be accessed from either Quakers Hill Parkway or Stanhope Parkway near Parklea Markets.

The Parklea Correctional Complex has a large visitor car park situated within the grounds.

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