To coincide with National Corrections Day, the ACT Corrective Services Awards (ACTCS) will be handed out to individuals and teams who went above and beyond the call of duty in 2021.
Minister for Corrections Mick Gentleman said the recipients exemplify the ACT Public Service values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation and Leadership.
“These awards are important and recognise the valued contribution recipients have made during this last, difficult year,” he said.
Minister Gentleman said National Corrections Day recognises the extraordinary work the Corrections staff do across Australia, awarding a Shield of Recognition to ACTCS officers who have completed more than 10 years of continuous and meritorious service.
“Corrections staff have been the quiet achievers, striving to protect detainees from the pandemic. I am proud of how ACTCS staff have performed in these challenging circumstances,” he said.
“On behalf of the ACT Government, I would like to thank each member of ACT Corrective Services for their significant contribution to keeping our community safe and helping those who need rehabilitation and support.”
To mark National Corrections Day, key locations around Canberra will be illuminated in blue tonight – including the Canberra Times Fountain, John Gorton Building, Malcolm Fraser Bridge, the Royal Australian Mint, Questacon and light rail stops across Canberra.