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Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy.

23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) 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 preventing re-offending and supporting offenders to lead crime free lives.

Queensland Corrective Services Acting Commissioner Paul Stewart APM said it was wonderful to acknowledge the great work being carried out by dedicated officers throughout Queensland.

“Queensland Corrective Services plays a vital role across the State in managing and supervising over 18,000 offenders in the community, including supervising parolees, probationers and offenders subject to community service orders,” A/Commissioner Stewart said.

“I commend the officers for the essential work they do in keeping our community safe – it is because of them that Queensland is, and continues to be, a safe place.”

The course undertaken by the graduates provides them with the fundamental skills required to perform in their role.

Throughout the training, officers expanded their skills in a range of areas, including risk management, pro-social modelling, cultural awareness, effective decisions making, trauma informed practice and working with the victims and perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence.

Acting Commissioner Paul Stewart APM said community corrections officers dealt with the most challenging people in society and work to achieve positive public safety outcomes.

“Our community corrections officers are a critical component of the correctional system, working hard each and every day to reconnect offenders with their community to break the cycle of re-offending,” A/Commissioner Stewart said.

“The graduates have shown tremendous commitment during their training, and I would like to also acknowledge the work of the training team in preparing them for their community corrections careers.

“Congratulations to all our graduates and I look forward to working with you in 2021.”

Graduates that completed the program are from the following areas:

  • Brisbane Central Community Corrections
  • Brisbane North Community Corrections
  • Caboolture Community Corrections
  • Cairns Community Corrections
  • Dalby Community Corrections
  • Gladstone Community Corrections
  • Gympie Community Corrections
  • Hervey Bay Community Corrections
  • Inala Community Corrections
  • Mackay Community Corrections
  • Maroochydore Community Corrections
  • Mount Isa Community Corrections
  • Rockhampton Community Corrections
  • Roma Community Corrections
  • Southport Community Corrections

QCS officers have a passion for helping people and keeping communities safe, are committed, professional and innovative.

We are offering a chance to become part of a team in a stable environment and a rewarding career where community corrections officers play a vital role in reducing recidivism.

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