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National Corrections Day 2019

The work of the state’s 9,000 prison, parole and other corrective-services staff will be celebrated across NSW on Friday 18 January 2019 on the second annual National Corrections Day.

This year’s theme is Working Corrections and highlights the valuable role of prison industries and community-service work teams in rehabilitating offenders and giving back to the community.

Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said National Corrections Day was a good opportunity to acknowledge and thank corrections staff for their dedication and hard work in keeping the community safe.

“Our staff are varied and talented, and include custodial officers, security and intelligence officers, inmate services and programs staff, psychologists and parole officers. They are the unsung heroes of our communities and we should all stop and thank them,” Mr Severin said.

“Our Community Corrections officers supervise almost 10,000 offenders on court-ordered community-service work annually for more than 560 non-profit organisations.

“We also have about 650 Corrective Services Industries staff, who oversee inmates undertaking work, training and other qualifications to help reintegrate them into the community and reduce reoffending.”

Corrections Day was established by CSNSW in January 2017 to pay homage to frontline corrections staff and provide the community with a better understanding of the challenging and often dangerous work they do each day.

The initiative gained momentum and last year was adopted by other states and territories to become National Corrections Day, celebrating the 25,000 frontline staff across Australia.


Meet our staff

Bryan Reiri

Senior Overseer
Bathurst Correctional Centre


Karen Hindmarch

Community Corrections Officer
Liverpool Community Corrections


Anna Weglarz

Senior Overseer
Cooma Correctional Centre


Ben Williamson

Senior Overseer
Silverwater Correctional Complex


Donna Shaw

Manager
Blacktown Community Corrections


Paul Lancaster

Industries Manager
Mid North Coast Correctional Centre


Nerice Low

Nerice Low

Administration Assistant
Nowra Community Corrections


Arthur Eenink

Arthur Eenink

Overseer
Emu Plains Correctional Centre


Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Senior Overseer
Illawarra Reintegration Centre


Jason Thoroughgood Jason Thoroughgood

Field Officer
Lake Macquarie Community Corrections


Peter Fitzgerald Peter Fitzgerald

Community Projects Officer
Illawarra Reintegration Centre


Rosie Coghlan Rosie Coghlan

Community Corrections Officer
Wagga Wagga Community Corrections


Col Austen

Manager of Industries
Shortland Correctional Centre


Jason Waddups

Overseer
Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Centre


Sue-Ann McNeil

Community Corrections Officer
Batemans Bay Community Corrections


Brendan Reynolds

Brendan Reynolds

Senior Overseer
St Heliers Correctional Centre


Mark Derwent

Mark Derwent

Overseer
Goulburn Correctional Complex

Christine Chenoweth

Community Corrections Officer
Bowral Community Corrections


Gary Dickson

Senior Overseer
Broken Hill Correctional Centre


Craig Porch

Agricultural Overseer
St Heliers Correctional Centre


David Best

First Class Correctional Officer
Kirkconnell Correctional Centre


John Ryan

John Ryan

Overseer
Goulburn Correctional Complex


Ben Preston

Overseer
Grafton Correctional Centre


Martin Rushby

Senior Overseer
Tamworth Correctional Centre


Rodney Pedron

Rodney Pedron

Senior Overseer
Wellington Correctional Centre


John Canty

John Canty

Overseer
Goulburn Correctional Complex


Jennifer Peattie

Jennifer Peattie

Overseer
Mannus Correctional Centre