Chief Executive's guidelines on the use of coercive powers under the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act

The Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014 empowers a High Court to issue a public protection order (PPO) that would allow for the detention of very high risk individuals at a secure residence within prison precincts.

PPOs are civil detention orders for individuals who have servced a finite prison sentence, but still pose a very high risk of imminent and serious sexual or violent offending.

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