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Supervision Services

Introduction to Supervision Services

Video (Cantonese with English subtitles)



The primary objectives of the services are two-folded :

  1. To facilitate the rehabilitation of persons in custody and their subsequent reintegration into the community through fostering rapport among persons in custody, their families and the staff; and
  2. To help persons in custody to lead a law-abiding and industrious life after release.



To ensure continued care and guidance, statutory supervision is provided for persons released from training, rehabilitation, detention, and drug addiction treatment centres, persons released under the “Release Under Supervision”, “Pre-Release Employment”, “Post-Release Supervision”, “Conditional Release” and “Supervision After Release” Schemes. The rehabilitation staff on supervision duties, with support of the families of persons in custody, establish sound rapport with the persons in custody and prepare them to face the challenges and demands to be expected on their return to the community. Continuous contact is maintained with every person in custody in the penal institution, and close supervision continues after release through regular visits made to the discharged persons’ home or workplace.

Success rate for the supervision programmes is measured by the percentage of supervisees who complete statutory supervision without reconviction. In the case of drug addiction treatment centres, the supervisees must also remain drug-free.