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Prisoners enlisted to guide puppies in special training program

Corrective Services have partnered with Guide Dogs WA (GDWA) to deliver a special training program to raise and train assistance dogs for people living with low or no vision, a disability or illness. Minimum security prisoners at Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women will be given instruction from trainers at GDWA and use the skills to...


New appointment at the Department of Justice

The Minister for Corrective Services, Hon. Paul Papalia, announced the appointment of Brad Royce APM as the new Corrective Services Commissioner at the Western Australian Department of Justice. A major overhaul of the Department of Justice management structure is also underway, which will include the splitting of the Deputy Commissioner position for Women and Young...


Youth Custodial Officers Salary Structure to be Upgraded

The Department of Justice has release a media statement outlining pay increases for YCOs. The Department and the CPSU/CSA have come to an agreement to increase the salary of the YCOs at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. These YCOs are highly trained with the neccessary skills and knowledge to care for and work with the young...


Review of Western Australia’s youth justice system

The Department of Justice, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Treasury are set to evaluate infrastructure and staffing requirements of the State’s Custodial system as an effort to improve safety and welfare at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. The Western Australian Government has announced that additional Prison Officers will be trained and employed to provide...