Congratulations to Jamie Goldsmith and Troy Proctor who are the recipients of the 2022 Australian Corrections Medals for South Australia.
The Australian Corrections Medal was established on 19 June 2017, and recognises distinguished service by a member of Corrective Services in Australian States and Territories.
Jamie Goldsmith has been an officer with DCS since August 2016. He has acted as Manager for Aboriginal Projects and Staff Support, and as Manager for Aboriginal Offender Management and Rehabilitation Services. He is also Co-Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group.
Jamie delivers face to face programs to Aboriginal prisoners throughout South Australia, including the Our Way My Choice (OWMC) and Violence Prevention Program for Aboriginal Men (VPP-AM). He is responsible for the Department's Cultural Awareness Training which he revamped when he first began at DCS.
Jamie is passionate about his work and always goes the extra mile on his assigned duties. He has been instrumental in the review and implementation of culturally appropriate programs that ensure DCS manages the care and custody of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect and compassion. He continuously shares his cultural knowledge and language skills with the wider corrections community by conducting Welcome to Country's and sharing his personal stories and experiences with all.
Troy Proctor has been an officer with DCS for over 32 years. He recently transferred to Yatala Labour Prison from the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC), where he had worked since 1989. Troy spent the majority of his time at the ARC as a Recreation Supervisor. He positively contributed to the lives of remandees by providing health programs tailored specifically to individuals, supervising and instructing prisoners using the recreational facilities, and motivating prisoners to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Troy was also a very loyal and committed member of the Emergency Response Group (ERG). He was the Second in Charge and regularly acted as ERG Commander when required. Troy is a highly skilled Judo practitioner and was always willing to demonstrate these skills during ERG training sessions.
Troy was heavily involved in the establishment of the Activities Team at YLP, and assisted staff to develop processes to enhance meaningful activity and dynamic security through positive prisoner engagement.
Troy supports the Y22 project, contributing to the strategic goals and vision of the Yatala Labour Prison management team, while managing diverse circumstances and work practices that have arisen over the implementation stages. He holds his peers to a high standard and communicates in a professional and enthusiastic manner.
Troy has high levels of enthusiasm, professionalism and accountability which are evident in his engagement with prisoners, peers, stakeholders, and staff. He is highly respected for his great leadership and communication skills.
The awards are published on the Governor General’s website.
Jamie and Troy will be presented with the Australian Corrections Medal by Her Excellency the Governor, the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, at an Investiture Ceremony at Government House.