Directorate of Community Service



To be a leading institution with the best innovative approaches in rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.


To  promote Community Service Orders as a non-custodial 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