Role of the Correctional Official and Officer

From Corrections in South Africa
Jump to: navigation, search

The Primary Responsibility of the Psychologist

The primary responsibility of the psychologist in the Department of Correctional Services is the management of a psychological/mental health programme where the offender is assisted to adjust in a correctional centre, learn new coping skills and to prevent re- offending behavior. For more information please visit DCS site on psychological services http://www.dcs.gov.za/Services/PsychologicalServices.aspx

The Primary Responsibility of the Social Worker

The Primary Responsibility of the Social Worker in the Department of Correctional Services is to assess the offenders and  provide needs based Programmes and Services in order to enhance the adjustment, social functioning and reintegration of offenders  back into the community.For more information please visit DCS site on social work services http://www.dcs.gov.za/Services/SocialWorkServices.aspx