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    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Palaszczuk Government commits $300,000 to expand Logan Central Probation and Parole

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services
    The Honourable Mark Ryan

    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    Palaszczuk Government commits $300,000 to expand Logan Central Probation and Parole

    Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan has announced $300,000 for the much needed expansion of the Logan Central Probation and Parole District office today while governing from the Gold Coast this week.

    Minister Ryan said the capital works injection will deliver room for 11 additional frontline staff and two hot desks, as well as two new interview rooms, all due for completion in November 2017.

    “Our Probation and Parole officers do amazing work in keeping Queenslanders safe, and we are building on this important work as we expand the Probation and Parole Service in response to the Sofronoff Review,” Minister Ryan said.

    “The Government’s commitment of $265 million to implement the recommendations from the Sofronoff Review will, in a large part, involve a significant increase to our frontline Probation and Parole staffing who work hard to ensure those on parole are monitored effectively and reintegrated successfully back into the community.

    Acting Corrections Commissioner Kerrith McDermott welcomed the investment, which will provide much needed space for the staff at Logan Central.

    “Across the State, our Probation and Parole Service supervises more than 20,000 offenders over seven regions, 35 district offices and an additional 150 locations, to ensure offenders are compliant and reduce their risk to the community,” Acting Commissioner McDermott said.

    “The upgrade to the Logan Central District Office, by taking over an adjacent tenancy, will increase the office capacity, providing space for a total of 39 workstations, two hot desks, seven interview rooms, a District Manager’s office and a parents’ room.

    “Our staff work tirelessly to keep our communities safe and we are building on that commitment with additional resources to tighten and toughen offender supervision as we continue to implement recommendations from the Sofronoff Review,” Minister Ryan said.

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