Corrective Services NSW

RNSW - CSNSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program

The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program is a collaborative venture based on a Service Agreement between Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and Racing NSW (RNSW) through an established charitable trust.

The Program gives selected minimum security inmates an opportunity to learn horse-related vocational skills which can help them find employment after their release from custody. Inmates who have been selected for participation in the Program complete nationally recognised qualifications. At the same time, the program will decrease the number of unwanted thoroughbreds disposed of in ways unacceptable to animal welfare groups

The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program is one of several animal programs which have vocational and training components for inmates in NSW correctional centres. At the core of all of these programs is the engagement of Corrective Services NSW with community organisations to bring tangible benefits to the public of NSW.

All inmates selected for participation in any of these programs are under the supervision of correctional officers who also have access to training and development opportunities related to animal studies.

Last updated:

26 Jul 2023

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