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Selfe says a lack of pol­icy con­sis­tency in the DCS has been com­pounded by a lack of sta­bil­ity and con­ti­nu­ity in the se­nior man­age­ment in the depart­ment.

“Since 2007, there have been four national com­mis­sion­ers, and two lengthy pe­ri­ods dur­ing which Jenny Schreiner acted as national com­mis­sioner. Dur­ing the same time, there have been three CFOs: one is await­ing trial for bribery, fraud and cor­rup­tion; one lasted a cou­ple of months and the last one de­parted with the pre­vi­ous min­is­ter. The post of CFO is cur­rently va­cant. How can there be clar­ity of vi­sion and pur­pose of lead­er­ship with this sort of turn-over?

“There is a con­stant chang­ing of plans, no con­sis­tency and no fol­low-through. Per­haps the great­est fail­ing of the Depart­ment is the fact the bud­get of the DCS is clearly not aligned with its strate­gic ob­jec­tives. If the Depart­ment wants to re­ha­bil­i­tate of­fend­ers and rein­te­grate them into the com­mu­nity, then it must put the right amount of re­sources be­hind re­ha­bilita-

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