Our Minister

The Hon Chris Picton MP was appointed Minster for Correctional Services on 18 September 2017. He is also Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Road Safety. Minister Picton is also Assistant Minister to the Minister for Health and Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Minister Picton was elected to the House of Assembly on 15 March 2014 and is the Member for Kaurna.

He was appointed Assistant Minister to the Treasurer in 2016, and worked with the Treasurer on reforms to reduce red tape for business, improve industry participation policies and secure SA’s energy future.

Minister Picton has a keen interest in social justice issues and continues with the government's 10 by 20: Reducing Reoffending 10% by 2020 strategy. The department remains committed to working with the Minster in achieving this vital target across the coming years.