Awarded the Australian Corrections Medal Ms Louise Blacker ACM
For distinguished corrections service in the Northern Territory.
Ms Blacker commenced her career in custodial and community corrections operations in 1988. She became a probation and parole officer in 2004, and a senior probation and parole officer in 2007.
In 2008 she was appointed as the Coordinator of the Indigenous Family Violence Offender Program and was instrumental in forging closer bonds and relationships with Indigenous community members and Elders. Since 2010, she has been the Manager of Community Corrections based in Alice Springs.
This office provides offender services over an extremely large area of central Australia. Ms Blacker has been instrumental in the management of this office, and the offenders it supervises, including taking a hands on role in case management of community based offenders and forging a close relationship with the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.
Ms Blacker is a dedicated and committed officer who has developed, and maintains, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities, non-government organisations and regional groups.
She is held in high regard by her colleagues and is dedicated to upholding the organisational values of correctional services in the Northern Territory
Last updated: 03 March 2020
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