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September 3, 2020

PROVINCE RECOGNIZES IMPORTANT WORK OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND JUVENILE COUNSELLORS BY PROCLAIMING CORRECTIONAL WORKER DAY



The Manitoba government has proclaimed Sept. 3, 2020, as Correctional Worker Day to recognize the important work of correctional officers and juvenile counsellors, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.
 
“Correctional officers and juvenile counsellors work in conditions that can be challenging and stressful. They help to keep our communities safe and support the future success of inmates, so they can once again become contributing members of society,” said Cullen. “I’m proud to proclaim this day in honour of correctional officers, juvenile counsellors and other staff, who continue to provide essential services to protect Manitobans and enrich the lives of youth in the criminal justice system.”
 
There are eight adult and youth correctional facilities in Manitoba, which employ over 2,000 full- and part-time correctional staff including correctional officers, juvenile counsellors, nurse program facilitators and correctional trades instructors. 
 
This year Correctional Worker Day will coincide with the Corrections Exemplary Service Award ceremony at Government House, where 19 staff will be honoured for their work with the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, presented by the minister.
 
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