Five Department of Justice and Community Safety staff are among those recognised for their outstanding and distinguished contribution to the community in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp has become a member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the emergency management section in Victoria through both his 40 years of service with Victoria Police and his current role.

David Stockman, Executive Director Strategic Communication Branch, was awarded a public service medal for his outstanding leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. His leadership in communications has also had a significant impact on improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians in complex policy areas.

Sibel Bulus was awarded an Australian Corrections Medal for her professionalism and commitment to staff development, parole and post-sentence reform, best practice outcomes for offenders, and service provision to the community has remained unwavering. She has served in a range of frontline service roles across Community Corrections, was one of the first staff members to become a principal practitioner and currently supports the integrity of the parole system, connecting Community Corrections, prisons and the Adult Parole Board.

Also awarded an Australian Corrections Medal, Andrea Lynch has been a key driver in the delivery of Community Correctional Services in Victoria, leading a range of CCS reforms, initiatives and complex projects. Her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has prioritised staff wellbeing, best practice approaches and community safety. She also performs the the afterhours Duty Director role engaging with offenders to resolve issues and acknowledge good progress while working directly with offenders in Case Review Hearings.

Gary Taylor was awarded an Australian Corrections Medal for his tireless and innovative approach to ensuring that some of the state's most vulnerable prisoners get the appropriate medical care when they need it most. He is a driven officer with a focus on improving frontline custodial practices, particularly in the provision of healthcare to prisoners in the care of Corrections Victoria.

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