The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) - The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) is established in terms of Article 121 of the Namibian Constitution, as amended. - The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) mandate is provided for under Section 3 of the Correctional Service Act, 2012 (Act No 9 of 2012), which is to protect the public while assisting offenders (criminals) to prepare them or turning them into a law-abiding citizen, when they return to their community. The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), is part of the Ministry of Safety and Security THE MINISTER OF SAFETY AND SECURITY is: - HONORABLE CHARLES NAMOLOH DEPUTY MINISTER OF SAFETY AND SECURITY - HONORABLE DANIEL KASHIKOLA The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), which was previously known as the Namibian Prison Service (NPS), has a primary mandate as custodian of offenders legally put under its charge. 1. The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), is part of the Ministry of Safety and Security 2. The Namibian Correctional Service together with the Namibian Police (NAMPOL), helps public safety. 3. The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), contributes to public safety by controlling punishments to criminals given by courts (jail sentences). 4. The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), manages 13 correctional facilities across the country with many criminal 5. Criminals are also known as offenders. Mandate of the Namibian Correctional Service 1. To provide a safe and secure environment for criminals (offenders) when they ate in jail (or custody) Custody means jail 2. To rehabilitate criminals and make them better people, before they go back into community, when they are released from jail (custody). The Namibian Correctional Service Mission Statement 1. To provide excellent correctional services that allows offenders to successfully go back into the society as good law abiding citizens. (re-intergraded in community) - Law abiding means – people who obey the law of follow the rules of the law or people who are not breaking the law. - Re- intergraded means – to go back in society well discipline and following the rules of the law and not committing crimes The Namibian Correctional Service Our Vision 1. To be Africa’s leader in the facility of correctional services The Namibian Correctional Service Motto (slogan) 2. Excellence through service The Namibian Correctional Service Core Values MEANING 1. DISCIPLINE - Ability to do what is right even when one does not feel like doing it. 2. FAIRNESS - Reliable equal and fair treatment. 3. PROFESSIONALISM - Provide reliable and quality service, with dignity, honesty and integrity. 4. TRANSPARENCY - Raise openness and accountability for all actions and decisions. 5. INNOVATION - Raise continuous improvement through research and evidence based practices. 6. TEAMWORK - Develop a spirit of togetherness amongst correctional staff. 7. RESPECT - Respect for fundamental human rights and equality before the law. Community of Namibia correctional service The Community has two components, 1. Community Services Orders (CSOs) 2. and Conditional Release. A. Community Services Orders A Community Service Order is an order of the court instructing an offender (criminals) who has committed a non-serious crime (offense) to serve his/her sentence in the community by performing unpaid work for the benefit of the public as a form of imprisonment (sentencing). B. Conditional Release Supervision Conditional Release Supervision describes the supervision of offenders released on remission or parole in the community after they have served a portion of their sentence in the formal correctional setting. This post-incarceration strategy is designed to address the unique needs of offenders through managing them in the community so that they can continue to positively contribute to the wellbeing of their families and the general community.