ACT Corrective Services staff who have completed over 10 years continuous and meritorious service are being awarded a Shield of Recognition on National Corrections Day.
Minister for Corrections Mick Gentleman said the Shield of Recognition acknowledged the hard work of Corrective Services staff who help keep Canberra safe.
“This award acknowledges the significant contribution of the recipients and celebrates their 10 or more years of continuous service. This is a great achievement and each recipient should feel proud,” Mr Gentleman said.
“Corrective Services is an integral part of the justice system and staff do a challenging job helping those who need rehabilitation and support to integrate back into the community.
“I want to ensure staff are well supporting to safely and effectively perform their roles. The Corrections Blueprint for Change I launched before Christmas is progressing well and we’re expecting to appoint a Chair to the oversight committee soon.
“Over 100 ACTCS staff have completed 10-years or more service and will receive the Shield of Recognition today. It has been introduced this year to mark National Corrections Day celebrations that have been happening this week.
“National Corrections Day is a great opportunity to acknowledge the work of corrections staff across Australia and particularly our professional and diligent Corrective Services staff in the ACT.”
Throughout the week notable buildings, bridges, national institutions, and light rail stops across Canberra have been illuminated in blue to mark National Corrections Day on Friday 15 January.