QCS celebrates NAIDOC Week across Queensland

[embed]https://youtu.be/xjzuBlfwZiI[/embed] Next week, July 7 to 14 is NAIDOC Week, a time when we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is Voice… Treaty… Truth, the three key elements to the reforms set out...

Nadine Robinson – From volunteer to District Manager

Like many before her, Nadine Robinson donned a backpack and left the shores of England. Her destination was Sydney, but fate had other plans and the temptation of sunny Townsville sounded like the perfect place to study a double degree in psychology and criminology at...

Sharing our expertise on the specialised management of sexual offenders

QCS is committed to proactively engaging and working with our law-enforcement colleagues across the country to identify and share appropriate information and prevent and disrupt crime. As recognised leaders in specialised sexual offending clinical services, QCS was invited to deliver a suite of training to our...

Community Corrections officer wins gold in 2019 Touch World Cup

Brisbane Region’s Community Corrections Senior Case Manager Katherine knows all about chasing goals after recently returning home an undefeated world champion from the 2019 Touch World Cup held in Malaysia. Katherine has been playing touch football since she was 11, and for Australia for the past...

Dog squad set tongues wagging at Townsville Pet Expo

The Townsville Correctional Complex (TCC) dog squad returned to the annual Townsville Pet Expo this weekend to educate the community about their vital role in keeping prisons and the community safe. Queensland Corrective Services’ dog squad includes passive alert drug detection (PADD) dogs that detect and...

A pup’s tail – becoming a Smart Pup

Hi, my name is Zeus.  My brother, Zane, and I are the first ever Labradoodles to train at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.  When we grow up, we’re going to be Smart Pups, and help kids with special needs. We are cute as and got to...

Prison no bar to women running domestic violence challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfaEAm_GM8Q Seventy-one QCS officers from across the state took up this week’s Darkness to Daylight Challenge, pledging to run more 4750km. And proving that bars are no barrier, more than 150 women at Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre ran in an adapted version of the challenge on 30...

Community Corrections officers graduate from the Practitioner Development Program

Nineteen community corrections officers were recognised last week (23 May), graduating from the Practitioner Development Program at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. Community Corrections officers act as agents of change and play a vital role in keeping communities safe by helping to...

QCS officers receive the Australian Corrections Medal

The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, today conferred the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) on QCS officers Julie Steinheuer and Dennis Hayes at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Brisbane. The ACM is awarded for distinguished service by an operational...

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