The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in community corrections will deliver about 130 new jobs and help boost public safety.
Minister for Corrections Steve Herbert today announced a statewide recruitment drive as part of a $233.3 million boost to the community corrections system.
The funding will also strengthen case management, improve offender rehabilitation and provide additional behavioural programs to reduce reoffending.
Community correctional services staff manage and supervise offenders to ensure they comply with conditions set by the courts or the Adult Parole Board.
The recruitment drive will employ people from a range of professional backgrounds, to respond to the growth in community correction orders and deliver stronger case management.
Specialised staff will be hired to provide court advice on order conditions and prosecute offenders who breach their orders.
Many of the new jobs will be created in regional communities.
The Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered more than $400 million for Corrections Victoria to better protect the community from offenders and reduce recidivism, and upgrade the Metropolitan Remand Centre to full functionality.
To find out more about working in community corrections, visit correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Corrections Steve Herbert
“We’re investing in a strong, robust community corrections system to keep Victorians safe.”
“Our record funding investment is allowing Corrections Victoria to recruit new community corrections staff who will supervise offenders and drive down reoffending.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020