Retiring CSD Assistant Commissioner encourages passing-out members (with pictures)

Retiring CSD Assistant Commissioner encourages passing-out members (with pictures)


                 The Correctional Services Department (CSD) held a passing-out parade on the Staff Training Institute in Stanley proper now (August 20), to mark the graduation of 27 Officers and 79 Assistant Officers II. The retiring Assistant Commissioner (Rehabilitation) of the CSD, Mr Wan Ming-ki, reviewed the parade.

     The theme of the passing-out parade was “Innovation – Scaling New Heights”. Chinese-style foot drills had been carried out in a flag-raising ceremony and in demonstrations all through the parade.

     Speaking on the parade, Mr Wan said that as a result of the ultimate side in Hong Kong’s jail justice system, the CSD has been proactively introducing revamps on diversified fronts. The division has been striving to assemble a sustainable correctional system by way of the occasion of a “Smart Prison” system since 2018. The first “Smart Prison” which bought right here into operation this May improves every the working setting and workflow, and optimises correctional work by way of the equipment of experience.

     The CSD’s rehabilitation work has been making every effort to innovate, and is devoted to serving to people in custody to rehabilitate by way of Creative Rehabilitation, so that they will reintegrate into society as law-abiding residents after launch and obtain the acceptance and assist of most people. 

     He said there is a very important improvement throughout the number of youngsters admitted to correctional institutions for caring in social disturbances. The CSD and departmental medical psychologists have devised a number of relevant rehabilitation programmes having regard to the criminogenic mindset of youthful Persons In Custody (PICs). A “Youth Lab” was established throughout the Pik Uk Correctional Institution to supply specialised corporations for youthful PICs to control their mode of pondering, and strengthen their law-abiding consciousness. Moreover, the CSD has enhanced historic previous and civic education by launching curiosity programs entitled “Understanding History is the Beginning of Knowledge”. These programs enhance youthful PICs’ curiosity in Chinese historic previous and their sense of nationwide identification.

     He moreover recognized that in latest instances, the CSD has proactively extended its attain previous the jail partitions by reaching out to the group by way of the diversified “Rehabilitation Pioneer Project”, such as a result of the established “Rehabilitation Pioneer Leaders”, co-organised with the Care of Rehabilitated Offenders Association, a brand-new adventure-based educational programme named “Mission in Prison”, to disseminate messages to youthful people of “leading a law-abiding and drug-free life as well as supporting offender rehabilitation”, and enhancing public understanding of correctional work.

     He thanked the devoted efforts of workers members, noting the recidivism cost of rehabilitated offenders fell to a model new doc low of twenty-two.5 per cent from about 39 per cent larger than a decade previously.

     He moreover talked about that due to the state of affairs of epidemic, the CSD has organize a Cleansing and Disinfection Task Force remaining yr to hunt for diverse types of anti-epidemic utilized sciences and equipment. Under the epidemic, Hong Kong correctional institutions have not confronted a raging pandemic or any large-scale coronavirus outbreak ensuing from the outcomes of the wonderful effectivity and concerted efforts of all workers members.

     Mr Wan impressed all graduates to transform knowledge-based correctional officers, who uphold the spirit of innovation, striving for the division’s sustainable enchancment.

     There was a father and son among the many many graduates proper now. The parade was further specific for the daddy, Officer Lai Kim-ping, and the son, Assistant Officer II Lai Tsz-hin. It was an unforgettable experience for them as they is likely to be a part of the parade collectively. Moreover, they’ve the conceitedness to face future challenges. Officer Lai reminded all youthful correctional officers to be humble and be completely equipped. Assistant Officer II Lai believed that he could unleash his potential on his correctional occupation.

            Ends/Friday, August 20, 2021

             Issued at HKT 21:35


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