Wear it Purple this August 30

I want to share with you why I will be supporting Wear it Purple day which is coming up on August 30. There is no denying how far LGBTIQ+ rights and support has come. No denying how much amazing support from colleagues, families and strangers our...

QCS officers organise Ipswich fundraising race day to Stop Crime

For Borallon Training and Correctional Centre Custodial Correctional Officer Scott Mawhinney, promoting community safety is well and truly under his skin. He’s spent the past 30 years on the front line protecting south-east Queensland, with deployments to the Boggo Road, Sir David Longland, Wolston, Brisbane Women’s...

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...

Community Corrections to connect with youth at ninja challenge

Queensland Corrective Services’ South Coast Community Corrections team is seizing the chance to connect with the young people of Scenic Rim on Monday at the Extreme Ninja Warrior Challenge in Beaudesert. Beenleigh District Manager Amelia Stone said the Queensland Youth Week event was an ideal opportunity to...

Townsville Correctional Centre visits cancelled

Due to the big wet in Townsville, visits to Townsville Correctional Complex on the weekend have been cancelled for safety and security reasons. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we'll work to rebook visits once things dry out. Please stay safe and remember – IF IT'S FLOODED,...

A Christmas message from our community corrections staff

This Christmas, our community corrections officers will be supervising about 21,000 offenders on various community based orders. Christmas can be a wonderful time for some, and a difficult time for others. For people working to settle back into the community and reconnect with families, or to...

Christmas behind bars

Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas song Who’ll make the gravy tells the story of a man facing Christmas in prison, away from his loved ones after ‘screwing up’. It is the reality facing about 8800 Queenslanders this Christmas. But it won’t just be prisoners who don’t...

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...

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