CSD has been striving to enhance the collaboration with community stakeholders in order to encourage them to join hands to create rehabilitation opportunities for offenders, so that they can turn over a new leaf after release. CSD also spares no effort in fostering inclusive values and social harmony for a better Hong Kong.
In 2019, Human Resource Division (HRD) implemented a programme titled “Along with CSD”. Through a series of recruitment promotion initiatives, sports activities, and community services organised by HRD, CSDSA and OKVGL, members of the public can have a better understanding of and give greater recognition to the professionalism, visions and values of CSD.
In addition, the comprehensive and diversified activities under the programme also provide a platform for CSD staff to strengthen their cohesion, and offer opportunities for them to unleash their potential. Through life-on-life interaction during their spare time, CSD staff can further contribute to society, which in turn can enhance their satisfaction and sense of belonging, thus constructing an active and caring disciplined force with positive energy.
The programme includes visits to STI and correctional institutions by students of different ethnicities, sports exchanges and sports technique enhancement programmes and voluntary services, etc. This year, we held a series of activities, including a four-month voluntary programme jointly held by CSDSA Badminton Team and schools to provide badminton skill training to upper primary students. Meanwhile, our Hockey Team also organised “Correctional Services Department under 18 Hockey Tournament”. A total of five teams comprising around 100 youngsters of different ethnic origins joined the competition with life planning elements, through which they obtained a better understanding of the role, professionalism and mission of CSD. Moreover, through actively organising sports exchanges and voluntary sports technique enhancement courses for various schools and stakeholders, CSDSA sports teams such as Soccer Team, Basketball Team, Table Tennis Team, etc. not only offer care and support to society, but also help youngsters foster a positive attitude and prepare them for life planning and taking part in society, including correctional work, so that they could contribute to society in future. As at December 2019, there are more than 1685 participants in the programme.