DCS proudly launched its new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2020-2023 on Friday 10 July 2020.
The three year stretch RAP forms a key part of our ongoing commitment to meeting the cultural needs of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, prisoners, and offenders.
DCS envisages a South Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are not over-represented in the justice system, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff compromise a percentage of our staff that is proportionate to the level of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are understood, respected and embraced.
The stretch RAP is an aspirational and forward-thinking plan that outlines and supports our vision of an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders staff, prisoners and stakeholders are culturally safe, and where non-Aboriginal staff and prisoners are aware of the ongoing importance of culture in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The plan was developed by the department’s RAP Working Group and involved extensive consultation across all sites and business units, as well as significant contribution by the DCS Aboriginal Services Unit.
It incorporates concrete reconciliation targets for staff and service delivery to prisoners and offenders.
DCS would like to thank all members of the RAP Working Group, our partners, and stakeholders for their contribution to the development of this RAP.
To find out more about our commitment to Reconciliation and to request a copy of the RAP, please visit our Reconciliation page.