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Publicity Activities for Rehabilitated Persons in 2016-17

Since 1999, the Correctional Services Department (CSD) has organised a series of publicity and public education activities to appeal for public acceptance of and community support for rehabilitated persons. The community's response to CSD's publicity campaign has been encouraging. The public is increasingly aware of the need for collaborative efforts to facilitate offender rehabilitation. Many community organisations, employers and merchant / trade associations have expressed interest in co-operating with CSD in pursuing projects to facilitate offenders' re-integration into the community. The major activities and programmes organised in recent years include-

  1. TV and radio Announcements in the Public Interest (APIs) appealing for community support for rehabilitated persons;
  2. Employment symposiums to promote fair employment opportunities for rehabilitated persons;
  3. Competitions displaying the talents of persons in custody such as lyrics and songs competition, computer inputting competition and calligraphy competition;
  4. TV docu-drama "The Road Back" based on the stories of persons in custody and rehabilitated persons as well as TV drama series "Tomorrow is Another Day" with the theme of CSD’s work;
  5. TV variety shows such as "Support Offender Rehabilitation for a Safer and More Inclusive Society" (broadcast in 2000, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 1 November 2014);
  6. The CSD launched the Rehabilitation Pioneer Project in September 2008. Through a series of community education activities, the CSD seeks to disseminate the messages of leading a law abiding and drug-free life as well as supporting offender rehabilitation to the youth;
  7. District-based publicity activities co-organised with District Fight Crime Committees since 2001-02;
  8. Certificate presentation ceremonies to publicise the efforts and good results of persons in custody in pursuing education and personal development; and
  9. Appointment of suitable persons as "Rehabilitation Ambassadors" to help promote the publicity activities.


In 2016-17, the Department has planned the following publicity activities -

For Students and Youth

Planned Activities Date
  • Rehabilitation Pioneer Project includes the following community education activities:
    • Education talks;
    • Personal Encounter with Prisoners Scheme;
    • Green Haven Scheme;
    • Visits to the Hong Kong Correctional Services Museum;
    • Student forum;
    • Extended training camp;
    • Drama and music performance of “Creation and Rehabilitation”; and
    • The Reflective Path

For District Organisations

Planned Activities Date
  • 2016-17 Briefing cum Kick-off Ceremony on District-based Publicity Activities for Rehabilitated Persons
July 2016
  • Briefing for District Fight Crime Committees (DFCCs) on the 2016-17 district-based publicity campaign for rehabilitated persons
  • District-based publicity activities co-organised with DFCCs

For Employers

Planned Activities Date
  • Institutional visits for employers
  • Employment support projects co-organised with interested merchant/trade associations
  • Continued publicity for social enterprise project "有粽計劃" and similar cooperation which provides employment opportunities for rehabilitated persons
  • Employment Symposium for Rehabilitated Offenders
June 2016
  • Job Fair for Rehabilitated Offenders
December 2016

For General Public

Planned Activities Date
  • Continued broadcast of TV & Radio APIs
  • Continued display of posters and giant wall banners
  • Appointment of suitable persons as Rehabilitation Ambassador
  • Award presentation ceremony for volunteers of the CSD Rehabilitation Volunteer Group
July 2016
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Cape Collinson Correctional Institution
September 2016
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Lai King Correctional Institution
October 2016
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Shek Pik Prison
November 2016
  • Thank-you NGO Month
December 2016
  • NGO Forum
December 2016
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Pik Uk Correctional Institution
December 2016
  • Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo
December 2016
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Stanley Prison
January 2017
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution
February 2017
  • Certificate Presentation Ceremony at Lo Wu Correctional Institution
March 2017
  • Hong Kong Flower Show
March 2017