Community Corrections – the (hidden) public face of QCS

Our workforce is our greatest asset as a top-tier public safety agency, with more than 5000 officers working every day to keep communities safe by reducing re-offending. In the past week, the executive leadership team and I have had the privilege to visit community corrections offices...

Supervision in the community – what does it really mean?

From time to time, you might hear about offenders being supervised in the community. What does this really mean? Well first, let’s take a look at what it DOESN’T mean. Supervision in the community does not mean we constantly accompany offenders. Some people get concerned when someone whom...

Closing the door on workplace injuries

More than 9000 of society’s most challenging and complex people are managed in Queensland’s prisons. Every day our officers undertake a vital front line public safety role in managing these prisoners, working with them to change their attitudes, address their health and behavioural issues and ensure...

Recidivism and the cost of housing prisoners

You might have heard a bit about recidivism rates in Queensland recently, and we thought you might like to get the facts. You might have heard that last year about 42% of Queensland offenders ended up back in prison within two years. You may even have...

Historical MOU signing with the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands

QCS made history last week when Commissioner Peter Martin signed an international Memorandum of Understanding with Commissioner Francis Haisoma of the Correctional Service of the Solomon Islands (CSSI). As a forward-thinking top tier public safety organisation, QCS is committed to ensuring our officers are highly trained...

Female prisoners making a difference for pets in crisis

Across Queensland, our officers are committed to playing a role in ending Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). We work closely with perpetrators to address their behaviours and deliver rehabilitative programs focusing on violence, sexual offending, substance abuse and mental health which have been linked to...

Offering a helping hand to tree-bound koala rescues

As a member of the Ipswich Koala Protection Society, Peter Luker, Supervisor at the Wolston Correctional Centre, dedicates his spare time to assisting injured and sick koalas. “To ensure we get the koalas to hospital as quickly as possible, we have enlisted the help of...

Prisoner-made Boomerang Bags provide hope for the future

“They are proud when they can see a bag produced from start to finish and know they are helping the environment while gaining valuable skills.” “It is very empowering for our female prisoners and further prepares them for life outside of prison.”...

Message from the Commissioner – Appointment of Deputy Commissioners

I am pleased to announce that we have secured three outstanding officers to take up three new Deputy Commissioner positions and help drive the development and growth of Queensland Corrective Services. All three have extensive and broad ranging experience which will help us achieve our goal...

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