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The mission of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) is to protect the public and prevent crime for a better Hong Kong by providing secure, safe, humane, decent and healthy environment for persons in custody, creating rehabilitation opportunities in collaboration with community stakeholders and promoting law-abiding and inclusive values through community education.

The findings of a consultancy study on “Effectiveness of Rehabilitation and Community Education Work of CSD” at the “Conference 2017 - Evolution of Corrections” were announced in July 2017. The social costs saved through the work of CSD in rehabilitation and community education are quantified, thus facilitating the public’s better understanding of the contribution of correctional work in the justice system. The findings reveal that the social costs arising from crime saved by our work in rehabilitation and community education amounted to HK$74.3 billion in five years. This signifies that apart from placing emphasis on “safe custody” and “rehabilitation”, CSD is committed to working jointly with different community stakeholders to implement a wide range of community education initiatives to promote law-abiding values with a view to fulfilling our mission of crime prevention.

The website provides an easy access to the relevant information such as our Vision, Mission and Values statement, organisation, history and press releases. It also briefs you about our work in custodial management and rehabilitation programmes as well as activities for community education and those co-organised with our partners. We hope that this would give the public a better understanding of our role in the society and engage your support in our mission.

We appreciate your interest in our work. Your comments and suggestions for improvement of services are most valued.


WOO Ying-ming, CSDSM
Commissioner of Correctional Services