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About Queensland Corrective Services

Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG). DJAG’s vision is for a fair, safe and just Queensland, and the department is responsible for administering justice throughout the state. DJAG develops policies and delivers services to ensure safe, fair and productive work environments that contribute to the wellbeing of Queensland communities.

In partnership with other key criminal justice agencies, we are committed to the critical role of keeping our communities safe.

We set strategy, policy and standards for the management of the state’s system of correctional facilities. We also develop programs for the humane containment, management and rehabilitation of prisoners and the community-based supervision of offenders.

Our purpose is to:

  • administer and manage the sentences imposed by the courts
  • provide safe, secure and humane management of prisoners in correctional centres
  • effectively supervise adult offenders in the community
  • provide opportunities for prisoners and offenders to make reparation by performing community service
  • reduce crime and re-offending by delivering evidence-based rehabilitation programs and risk management.

Our vision

  • A fair, safe and just Queensland.

Our values

  • Integrity—we act ethically, honestly, impartially and in the best interest of the community.
  • Accountability—we are publicly accountable for our actions.
  • Working together—we work with our colleagues, stakeholders and the community.
  • Learning—we value creativity, innovation, flexibility and continual improvement in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Diversity—we treat all people with respect and value differences.

Our values underpin everything we do and are the building blocks for our workplace culture. They guide our behaviour and decision making and support us in being a high performing, impartial and productive workplace that puts the people of Queensland first.

Legislation

QCS administers the following legislation:

Last reviewed
20 September 2017
Last updated
15 September 2017

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