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Open Minds’ Community Re-entry Service Team (CREST)

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


In July 2016, Open Minds secured a 5 year contract from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) to provide re-entry support back into the community for men and women exiting Townsville Correctional Centre. The program aims to reduce re-offending through success whilst on parole. Our community Re-entry Service Team (CREST) team work across prison, probation and parole phases providing holistic service for re-entering participants exiting Townsville Correctional Centre.

Josh, Probation Services Officer on Palm Island, recently shared some wonderful feedback about Open Minds team member, Joanne. “Before this week is done I just wanted to said you an email to say thank you for your commitment. It is very rare in my experience, to be blessed enough to see someone work with as much passion and commitment as yourself. I want to thank you, not only for the amazing work you have done with Rozita, but also every single other life you come in contact with, as I am sure you commit yourself to every single person you can assist. It has been truly great to work with you and I want you to know, that what you are doing, how you carry yourself, and the rapport you build with people is something extremely special and very few people have that. Let’s continue to fight the good fight.”

Well done Joanne – you are making a real difference!