About us

BACKGROUND OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Directorate of Community Service (DCS) derives its mandate from the Community Service Act 2000 Cap 115, Laws of Uganda and the Statutory Instrument No. 55 of 2001(Community Servive Regulations). Implementation of Community Service in Uganda started in 2001 following enactment of the Act and Community Service regulations.

Our Objectives

  • To rehabilitate offenders within their communities.
  • To decongest prisons.
  • To reduce the rate of re-offending (recidivism).
  • To reduce government expenditure on offenders in prisons.
  • To promote family and social cohesion through reconciliation of offenders, victims and the community.
  • To enhance the protection of offenders' human rights.
  • To increase involvement of the public in the administration of justice.