10-year strategic plan for Queensland Corrective Services launched

A 10-year strategic plan positioning Queensland Corrective Services as a top tier front line public safety agency was today launched by Commissioner Peter Martin APM.

Corrections 2030, which was developed through extensive consultation with QCS staff across the state, and influenced by world’s best practice in corrections, was launched at an Executive Leadership meeting at the RNA.

Commissioner Martin said the strategy provided all levels of the organisation with a roadmap for decision making, identifying what success looks like for a modern, evidence-based corrections department.

Corrections 2030 identifies the core principles which should underpin everything we do – safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect,” Commissioner Martin said.

“By adopting these principles and using them as a lens to cast over our decisions and engage with each other, our stakeholders and the prisoners and offenders in our care, we will be well on our way to achieving our goals as an agency.

“We are tasked with addressing the offending behaviour of more than 8800 prisoners and a further 21,000 offenders on community-based orders. These are some of the most challenging and complex people in our society.

“In line with the government’s commitment to reducing the victims of crime by 10% by 2030, QCS has an important role to play by reducing reoffending through the effective rehabilitation of prisoners and offenders. This plan will give us a roadmap to achieving this,” Commissioner Martin said.

Read Corrections 2030 here.