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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve

Prison officer watching.

To protect

We keep the community safe by securing and rehabilitating prisoners and offenders in custody and in the community.

Prison officers at the control room

To protect

We protect the community, we protect our people, we protect prisoners and offenders from harm or injury.

Repay WA participants at the Collie community garden.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate offenders in custody and in the community so they become law abiding citizens.

Prison Officer next to a prisoner.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate from the time sentencing starts through to when prisoners and offenders re-integrate back into society.

Oath of engagement of new Prison Officers

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

West Kimberley officers during training

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

Message from the Commissioner

Commissioner McMahon.

Corrective Services' mission is to ensure a safer community.

The Commissioner administers the Prisons Act 1981, the Young Offenders Act 1994, and the Sentence Administration Act 2003.

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Latest news

New graduates ready to go 'behind bars'

More than 60 new Prison and Youth Custodial Officers will step behind bars after graduating from the Department of Corrective Services Academy in Bentley.

Department takes new approach to women prisoners

Department of Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon will establish a Women’s Estate Reference Committee to provide input into initiatives for the women’s prison estate.

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Report - Recidivism trends in Western Australia

Recidivism trends in Western Australia

This report provides an up to date analysis of recidivism trends in Western Australia.

The Recidivism trends in Western Australia with comparisons to national trends (PDF 424 KB) report includes comparisons with national trends and specific data relating to the impact of prison treatment programs.

Data indicates that Western Australia's recidivism rates have trended downwards over the last five years while there has been a slight increase at the national level.

Our Minister

The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business and Veterans.

Locations

Facilities list.

Select the map to locate one of our facilities,or choose one from the list below.

Recruitment

West Kimberley female prison officers

DCS offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Nearly 4000 people work with us across the state.

For more information about careers with the Department, refer to the working with us page or a list of current vacancies in the Department.