In Victoria, serious sex offenders and serious violent offenders that present an unacceptable risk to the community can be subject to ongoing supervision or detention after they have served their prison sentence. 

Supervision orders and detention orders can be made by the courts under the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 for the purpose of:

  1. improving the protection of the community
  2. enabling the treatment and rehabilitation of these offenders. 

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