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Organisation Structure

Queensland's Corrective Services has undergone continual improvement to enhance its performance and service delivery to Stakeholders, the Government and staff.

The Department's business model and organisation restructure enables the Department to achieve its objectives, deliver its core business, and meet its requirements and obligations for accountability in a more efficient and effective manner.

The current business model and organisation structure is the result of an extensive review. The Department's activities are principally determined and guided by the Corrective Services Act 2006 and the Corrective Services Regulation 2006.

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The Past - Queensland Corrective Services Commission

Queensland Corrective Services' (QCS) current business model dates back to recommendations from two reports produced by the Kennedy Commission of Review in 1988 - the Interim Report (May 1988) and the Final Report (August 1988).

A key recommendation from the Final Report resulted in the establishment of the Queensland Corrective Services Commission (QCSC) in December 1988.

Continual improvements were made to the QCSC business model during the next 10 years until the 1999 Commission of Inquiry into Corrective Services - Corrections in the Balance, and the Department of Corrective Services was established in May 1999.

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The Present - Queensland's Corrective Services

On August 28, 2006 the new departmental name of Queensland Corrective Services was adopted to better reflect the service nature of the Department's activities and ensure consistancy with other government agencies serving the community, such as Queensland's Police Service and Emergency Services.

This followed the implementation of the Business Model Review that addressed emerging issues and challenges in Queensland Corrective Services.

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The Future - The Way Ahead

The way ahead for QCS focuses on:

  • Implementing the new Corrective Services Act 2006
  • The new Probation and Parole Service
  • Securing the perimeter, including building new infrastructure
  • Getting lives back on track with improved rehabilitation and reintegration programs
  • Empowering victims by expanding assisstance to victims of crime
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Last updated: 25 November 2010