The Department revised its "Vision, Mission and Values" statement which charts the strategic direction of the Department in the new millenium.
The Department replaced the Chinese terms 「釋囚」 and 「刑釋人士」 (Discharged prisoners) with 「更生人士」 or 「更生者」 (Rehabilitated persons) to encourage greater community support and acceptance of discharged offenders.
A riot broke out at Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre
The Complaints Investigation Unit of the Inspectorate and Management Division was awarded the Certificate of ISO 9002 by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.
A total of 21 CSD staff had been granted ‘Outstanding Fight Crime Performance Award’ by the Fight Crime Committee for their outstanding performance in crime fighting.
The Personnel and Training Division was re-organized and renamed as Human Resource Division; and the Assistant Commissioner (Personnel) was re-titled as Assistant Commissioner (Human Resource) accordingly.
The Sign Making Business of Correctional Industries won the Merit Award in the “Quality Service Enhancement Award” of the ‘Civil Service Customer Service Award Scheme 2000 – 2001’.
‘The Road Back’ - a 10-episode TV docu-dram series on rehabilitated offenders jointly produced by CSD and RTHK - won the “Best Television Programmes Silver Award” and the “Debut Programme Award” in the “2000 Television Programmes Appreciation Index Survey”.
The Department and the Correctional Service of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set forth the common mission of enhancing co-operation and joint work between the two jurisdictions.
The commercial laundries of the Correctional Services Industries obtained the Certificate of ISO 9001:2000 issued by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.
The Inspectorate and Management Services Division was renamed as Quality Assurance Division (QAD).
The Correctional Services Industries sign making workshop at the Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution was certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards for its effectiveness and quality management system.
The Rehabilitation Centres Ordinance became operational. The first Rehabilitation Centre inmate was admitted to Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre on 1.8.2002.
The Hei Ling Chau Region of the Department was certified to ISO 14001:1996 standards for its Environmental Management System by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.
The Complaints Investigation Unit obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its incremental changes in service systems and processes following its accreditation to ISO 9002:1994 standards for Quality Management System in 2000.
The Department won the inaugural President's Award of the International Corrections and Prisons Association. The President's Award was established to recognise an individual or an organization who has made an outstanding contribution to corrections and/or criminal justice and who exemplifies the values of the ICPA.
The Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum was opened.
A charitable body, Care of Rehabilitated Offenders Association was established with the primary objective of promoting public understanding of the needs and problems of rehabilitated offenders, and appealing public acceptance of and support for them.
The Green Haven Scheme operated by the Department won a Gold Award in the 2002 Hong Kong Eco-Business Award. Started in January 2001, the Scheme promotes anti-drug message and the importance of environmental protection among the youth.
The Department and the Singapore Prisons Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and carry out programme of co-operation and joint work in the pursuit of improving correctional practices appropriate to the missions of each side.
The Department signed an agreement with the Central Institute of Correctional Police (中央司法警官學校) on co-operation arrangements between the Department's Staff Training Institute and the Mainland Institute.
The Department hosted the 23rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators in Hong Kong, which attracted some 100 participants from 25 jurisdictions in the Asia and Pacific region.
The Department launched the "Continuing Care Project" (延展關懷計劃) under which supervisees with need of further aftercare support are followed up on voluntary basis by designated NGOs after expiry of statutory supervision.
A 'CSD Rehabilitation Volunteer Group' was set up to conduct courses in languages, computer studies and other cultural pursuits in penal institutions.
The 1st Guangdong - Hong Kong Prison Forum was held in Guangzhou.
“One company one job” campaign, aiming at appealing to the commercial sector to offer rehabilitated offenders jobs and equal opportunities, was commenced.
The “Correctional Services Staff Volunteer Group” was established.
The provision of drug administration services to inmates in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre was awarded the Certificate of ISO 9001:2000 by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.
The 2nd Guangdong – Hong Kong Prison Forum was held in Hong Kong.
Lo Wu Correctional Institution ceased to operate for re-development.
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) was opened.
The Department and the Corrections Bureau of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and carry out a programme of co-operation and joint work.
A Rehabilitation Seminar on Managing Offending Behaviour: Assessment and Treatment of Offenders was jointly organised with the Centre for Criminology of the University of Hong Kong.
Victoria Prison ceased to operate.
The launching ceremony of the “Community Torch for ‘Option-in-life’ Student Forum” was held to prevent juvenile delinquency.
The 3rd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Correctional Officers’ Sports Meet was held in Macau.
The Department and the Macau Prison signed a Co-operation Agreement to develop and carry out a programme of co-operation and joint work.
The Road Back IV, a television documentary-drama jointly produced by the Department and the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) was launched.
The 3rd Guangdong-Hong Kong Prison Forum was held in Guangzhou.
Lai Sun Correctional Institution Vocational Training Centre was opened.
Lai Chi Kok Correctional Institution was opened.
The Department was awarded the “Caring Organisation Logo” for the second consecutive year. The logo is awarded to government departments, statutory bodies, chambers of commerce, professional bodies and education institutions demonstrating care to employees and the community.
The Department launched a series of publicity activities for better public understanding and greater acceptance of ex-offenders. The publicity events lasted for six months and include the following :
Symposium on Employment for Rehabilitated Offenders;
Workshop on Assessment and Treatment of Violent Offenders;
NGO Service Day;
TV Variety Show – “Support Offender Rehabilitation for a Safer and More Inclusive Society”; and
Rehabilitation – related Publicity Activities at District Level.
The Department hosted the “Beijing/Guangdong/Hong Kong Prison Forum 2007”.
The Department was awarded the “Total Caring Award 2007/08” in recognition of the Department as a socially responsible organization and a caring employer. The Department was also awarded the “Caring Organisation Logo” for the third consecutive year.
The Department hosted the 4th Guangdong/Hong Kong/Macau Correctional Officers’ Sports Meet.
Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution ceased to operate for redevelopment.
Lai King Correctional Institution was opened.
The Road Back V, a television documentary-drama jointly produced by the Correctional Services Department (CSD) and the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) was launched.
The “Beijing-Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Prison Forum 2008” was held in Beijing.
The Industries Section was reorganised as Industries and Vocational Training Section and subsumed under Rehabilitation Division.
A Seminar on Rehabilitation of Sex Offenders : Opening Up Vistas of Quality Services was co-organised by CSD and Caritas - Hong Kong.
The Department was awarded the “Caring Organisation Logo” for the fourth consecutive year. The logo is awarded to government departments, statutory bodies, chambers of commerce, professional bodies and education institutions demonstrating care to employees and the community.
An International Symposium on Preventing Offending and Reducing Re-offending was jointly organized by the Correctional Services Department (CSD), the City University of Hong Kong and the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong.
Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre was opened.
Sha Tsui Detention Centre was renamed to Sha Tsui Correctional Institution.
The “Beijing-Guangdong-HongKong-Macau Prison Forum 2009” was held in Macau.
The Industries and Vocational Training Building (I&VT Building) in Pik Uk Prison was officially opened. The building provides prisoners with improved facilities for engaging in industrial work and for vocational training.
Ma Po Ping Prison and Tong Fuk Centre were combined into Tong Fuk Correctional Institution.
Hei Ling Chau Addiction Treatment Centre (Annex) was renamed to Nei Kwu Correctional Institution.
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre reverted to Immigration Department.
A symposium entitled "Fair Employment Opportunities for Rehabilitated Persons" was jointly organised by the Correctional Services Department, the Centre for Criminology of the University of Hong Kong and the Merchants Support for Rehabilitated Offenders Committee Limited.
The “Beijing-Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Prison Forum 2010” was held in Guangzhou.
The “5th Guangdong/Hong Kong/Macau Correctional Officers’ Sports Meet” was held in Guangzhou.
Lo Wu Correctional Institution was opened.
The Department was awarded the “Caring Organisation Logo” for the sixth consecutive year.
Psychological Gymnasium in Lo Wu Correctional Institution was opened.
The “Beijing-Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Prison Forum 2011” was held in Hong Kong.
A seminar entitled “Advancing Risk Management of Offenders : International Wisdom” was co-organised by the Correctional Services Department and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A job fair entitled “Give Rehabilitated Offenders a Chance” was co-organised by the Correctional Services Department (CSD) and the Merchants Support for Rehabilitated Offenders Committee Limited (MSROC Ltd).
Delegation of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) attended the “13th International Corrections and Prisons Association Annual General Meeting and Conference” held in Singapore.
In the “Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme 2011”, the “Redevelopment Project of Lo Wu Correctional Institution” jointly initiated by the Architectural Services Department (ASD) and the Correctional Services Department (CSD) clinched Silver Prize of “Partnership Award”, while the “Enhanced Smart Teen Project” involving co-operation between the Education Bureau and the Correctional Services Department (CSD) received Bronze Prize of “Partnership Award”.
Delegation of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) attended the “31st Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators” held in Tokyo, Japan.
The new block of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre was opened.
The Department was awarded the “Caring Organisation Logo” for the seventh consecutive year.
The Department was awarded the Certificate of Merit in “2011 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence”.
Delegation of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) attended the “28th Association of Paroling Authorities International Annual Training Conference” held in Florida, US.