A Boost For Community Safety In The Loddon-Mallee

07 September 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more than a dozen new community corrections jobs in the Loddon-Mallee region as part of a state-wide recruitment drive.

Minister for Corrections Steve Herbert visited the Mildura Justice Service Centre this morning to speak to local staff and to get a first-hand look at the important work they do.

The state-wide campaign – which saw 120 applications from the Loddon-Mallee region, including 67 from Mildura – is part of a $233.3 million boost to the community corrections system.

There are currently 66 community corrections staff employed across the region; the campaign will boost staffing levels by about 20 per cent.

The Labor Government is working to keep the community safe by increasing staff numbers, strengthening case management, improving offender rehabilitation and providing additional behavioural programs to drive down reoffending.

Community corrections staff manage and supervise offenders to ensure they comply with conditions set by the courts or the Adult Parole Board.

The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered more than $400 million for Corrections Victoria to better protect the community from offenders and reduce recidivism.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Corrections and Member for Northern Victoria Steve Herbert

“We’re investing in a strong, robust community corrections system to keep Victorians safe.”

“We’ve had a very positive response from locals in the Loddon-Mallee to our recruitment campaign.”

“Such a high number of applications shows there are a lot of people wanting to play their part in helping offenders start a new life.”

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