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Getting Lives on Track

Community Service Rejuvenation Project

Project Overview

In August 2007, the Community Service Rejuvenation Project was established to address the decline in the level of community service work performed, down from 1.6million hours per year in 1999-2000 to less than 343,000 hours in 2007-2008.

The Community Service Rejuvenation Project will develop and implement a revised model for the management and supervision of Community Service Orders under the sponsorship of the Probation and Parole Directorate.

The new model will include strategies for implementing stronger workplace practice to support a more professional approach to sourcing and operating community service projects. The strategy will include engaging local governments, councils and local community advisory committees for the purpose of enhancing collaborative community service projects within the community.

Project Goal

To increase the capability and capacity in the supervision of Community Service Orders.

Project Objectives

  • Enhanced engagement between community stakeholders and Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), including increased community involvement and collaboration
  • Better workplace practice and enhanced training materials to support a more effective approach to operating community service projects
  • The rejuvenation of community service as a viable sentencing option for the courts
  • Enhanced Probation and Parole staff ownership of local approved projects
  • Engagement of local community advisory committees to direct the planning for appropriate community service project sites
  • Improved efficiencies through the linking of governance surrounding Community Service supervision and Work Camp operations.

Last updated: 16 December 2013