Department of Correctional Services (DCS)
|Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001
|Poyntons Building (West Block), 124 WF Nkomo Street (Cnr WF Nkomo & Sophie De Bruyn Streets), Pretoria, 0001
|012 307 2998/9
The vision of the Department of Correctional Services is to contribute to a just, peaceful and safer South Africa through effective and humane incarceration of inmates, and rehabilitation and social reintegration of offenders.
The Department's strategic objectives are: building organisational capacity for enhanced service delivery; effective management of business processes to promote good governance and ethical administration; providing a secured ICT infrastructure and business systems; professionalising for effective human resource management and development; an effective management of remand detention processes to promote conducive participation in court processes; holding remand detainees and offenders in secure, safe and humane conditions; effective case management process; effective incarceration and rehabilitation to protect society; correcting offender behaviour through access to correctional programmes and psychological, social and spiritual services; improving offenders' human development through literacy, education and skills competency programmes; reduced re-offending to contribute to a safer South Africa; providing inmates with appropriate nutritional services; providing inmates with appropriate access to health services; rehabilitating, monitoring and accepting probationers and parolees as law-abiding citizens by the communities; providing offenders with access to restorative justice processes; and effective management and functioning of the parole boards.