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The High Intensity Program Units (HIPUs) are located in seven Correctional Centres across NSW, and deliver intensive programs and services to participants serving shorter prison sentences. The primary goal of the HIPUs is to provide short-sentenced inmates with intensive programs, services and enhanced release planning to reduce the risk of return to custody and/or the risk of re-offence. These interventions are based on a comprehensive individualised assessment of each participant and an ‘exit-on-entry’ Case Plan that focuses on whole of sentence. The individual program pathway developed in the Case Plan uses the EQUIPS suite of programs to address risk and needs in areas such as aggression, domestic violence and addictions. More information on HIPUs can be found at https://correctiveservices.dcj.nsw.gov.au/csnsw-home/reducing-re-offending/initiatives-to-support-offenders/about-offender-services-and-programs/how-do-we-choose-the-group-programs-we-use.html