Directorate of Community Service

 

Vision

A leading institution with the best innovative approaches in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders through the management of Community Service Orders

 Goal

Increase accessibility to and utilization of community service as a non-custodial sentencing option.

 Mission

To ensure the effective and efficient promotion of Community Service Orders as a sentencing option in Uganda

 

Community service is a Directorate under the Ministry of internal affairs mandated to manage community service orders for purposes of rehabilitating and reintegrating eligible offenders. A person convicted of a minor offence, the court may, instead of sentencing that person to a term of imprisonment, order the convict to undertake unpaid community work as form of punishment.

Its functions include;

  • Rehabilitation and reintegration of eligible offenders
  • Tracking compliance to community service orders
  • Decongesting remand and correctional facilities
  • Training and needs assessment for development and implementation of community service.
  • Advocacy