Repurposing lives through rehabilitation
Rehabilitation in the correctional context is the process of providing a relevant, structured and enabling environment to facilitate the empowerment of those in our care. As one of the core functions of the Department of Correctional Service, policies and programmes are designed to address the deficiencies identified upon assessment of the offenders on admission. These policies and programmes fall under the Rehabilitation Unit and are carried out in the various adult and juvenile Correctional Centres as well as at the community level.
Education plays a critical role in the rehabilitation of offenders. The education programmes facilitate literacy and numeracy studies at the basic, intermediate and the advanced levels. The average school enrollment is presently 771students; 220 wards and 551 inmates. Offenders at the advanced level are exposed to the CSEC examination. Of the 66 offenders who sat the CSEC examination for 2015, 60% passed at least one subject. Six inmates received distinction in Mathematics and five in English. There was a 100% success rate in Office Administration and an 89% success rate in Principles of Business. The success rates for both the inmates and wards are shown below:
Summary of CSEC Results 2015 for Adult Institutions