Corrective Services NSW is looking to assist not-for-profit organisations in northern NSW with ground maintenance, gardening, rubbish collection and other tasks to utilise the skills of its community work crew.
Moree Community Corrections supervises a number of offenders on community work orders, who are sentenced by the court to perform unpaid work in their local area.
Assistant Commissioner Rosemary Caruana said Community Corrections officers at the Balo Street office were now looking for more organisations to benefit from the work crew.
“In the past Moree Community Corrections’ work crew has assisted in clean-ups and maintenance work at Cooee Park, the Moree BMX Track and the annual Clean Up Australia Day,” she said.
“Our officers and the offenders are proud to be helping the community by taking on jobs that might not normally be done, because of a lack of resources.”
Moree Community Corrections manager Robyn Bexon said the crew was willing to take on jobs as far east as Gravesend, west to Mungindi and north to Boggabilla.
“Our crew can work with voluntary community organisations, including services to the young, sick, disabled and elderly, as well as in environmental projects,” she said.
“Offenders are carefully screened for appropriate placement and are supervised for the duration of their hours, both in terms of work and behaviour.”
In their work for the Moree Plains Shire Council, the work crew helped rejuvenate Cooee Park by assisting in the construction of pathways, ground maintenance and the ongoing collection of rubbish each week.
If you would like the Moree work crew to assist your organisation, please contact the Community Corrections team on Moree_Cos@justice.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6750 7800.
Community Corrections supervises approximately 4,600 offenders with community work orders across the state, who perform more than $10 million worth of unpaid community work for 1,600 non-profit organisations.