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About the Department

The Department of Corrective Services (DCS) is a world class corrective services organisation which provides support to the justice system and the community of Western Australia by ensuring the security and safety of the community, staff and those in the Department's care.

The Department of Corrective Services' core focuses are:

  • the security of detainees and prisoners in correctional facilities and offenders on community based orders
  • the safety of our people
  • the safety of offenders, detainees and prisoners
  • rehabilitation.

The Department is led by a Commissioner who reports to the Minister for Emergency Services and Corrective Services, the Honourable Francis Logan MLA.

The Department of Corrective Services has the following five divisions:

  • Strategic Capability and Review
  • Adult Justice Services
  • Youth Justice Services
  • Regulation and Operational Services
  • Corporate Support

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Department's Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2018 (RAP) (PDF 854 KB) aims to enable the Department to continually improve and account for the way it acknowledges, respects, relates to, and partners with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations. The RAP will help the Department achieve the best outcomes for Aboriginal people involved in the WA corrections system.

The RAP has been developed by a Committee comprising Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff and chaired by Commissioner James McMahon. The Corporate Executive team will work with members of the RAP Committee to implement and monitor actions and initiatives.

Developing and implementing the RAP is a cultural change process that is directly connected to the Department's Strategic Plan.

Page last updated: 22-Jun-2018