CORRECTIONS STAFF CELEBRATED IN THE TAMWORTH REGION
National Corrections Day was marked in the Tamworth region today, with Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP saying the day was a great opportunity to thank the region’s correctional staff.
“Today we acknowledge the hardworking corrections officers in our region who strive to engage, educate and rehabilitate offenders for the benefit of the community.
“These men and women play a vital role in keeping the community safe at Community Corrections offices and the Tamworth Correctional Centre.
“They should be commended for their bravery, dedication and commitment to their work, which mostly goes unnoticed because it happens behind the walls of prisons or Community Corrections offices.
“Our corrections staff should be applauded for their ability to band together and support one another to resolve often challenging and volatile situations.
“These men and women go about their work with the utmost professionalism, and deserve to be praised for their strong work ethic and commitment to reducing reoffending,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Corrective Services NSW staff will mark the day by holding morning teas and barbecues, and raising funds for chosen charities, including NSW Rural Fire Service, Australian Red Cross and the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
CSNSW staff are deeply affected by the NSW bushfires with many officers volunteering for the NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service. Unfortunately, some staff lost their homes and property