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Penalty for Failure of Persons with Parental Responsibility to Care for Child | Section 43A Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “failure of persons with parental responsibility to care for child” is 5 years in prison.

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Prison: 22.2%
  • Community Correction Order: 44.5%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 33.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

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