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New recruits on corrections front line



New recruits on corrections front line


Elferink, John

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Country Liberals


Media Releases for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Vocational education and training; Prisons; Personnel

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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The graduation ceremony also saw three Community Corrections Probation and Parole Officers receive their Certificate IV in Correctional Practice, three Corrections staff awarded with their 10 year service medal and one member presented with a 30 year service medal. Correctional Services Commissioner Ken Middlebrook told the graduates that they had chosen one of the most important career paths in the community. You are beginning your careers at an exciting time in Corrections, the Darwin Correctional Precinct is now fully operational and a range of new programs and technologies are being introduced to bring down the high levels of recidivism we have been experiencing, Mr Middlebrook said. As role models and mentors, you will work at the front line, turning peoples lives around and returning them to the community as productive members of society. Mr Middlebrook said he expected each graduate would uphold the highest values of the Northern Territory Department of Corrections and conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism. Media Contact: Dimitra Grehl 0439 640 895

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