PRESENTATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 17 JUNE 2003 UPDATE ON LEGISLATION IMPLEMENTATION
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DESCRIPTIONPRESENTATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 17 JUNE 2003 UPDATE ON LEGISLATION IMPLEMENTATION. PURPOSE. To brief the Portfolio Committee on legislation implementation on the following:. Parole Boards Legislation Electronic Monitoring Unit Management HIV/AIDS Policy Costing of Policy formulation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
PRESENTATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
17 JUNE 2003
UPDATE ON LEGISLATION IMPLEMENTATION
PURPOSEParole Boards LegislationElectronic MonitoringUnit ManagementHIV/AIDS PolicyCosting of Policy formulationEducation and Training Provisioning : ABET TrainingTo brief the Portfolio Committee on legislation implementation on the following:
Correctional Supervision and Parole Boards
BACKGROUNDLegislation 1998Legislation 2001Work session between NCCS & NMB of DCSClarity was sought on following issues:Common interpretation of ActAlignment of Parole with approach to RehabilitationIdentification of Key Outstanding IssuesWorkshop National Management BoardBriefing of Select Committee on Security
OUTSTANDING ISSUESWork session identified key outstanding issues that DCS was tasked to clarify:
Conditions of employment/contract regarding community members & officials;Selection criteria, appointment procedures & remuneration regarding officials,Responsibility of CSPB & their line function of reporting,Number & geographical location of fixed & roving CSPB.
DCS PROPOSALSDCS Management Board workshop (12 May 2003) interrogated outcome of April work session, as well as outstanding issues.
Following slides deal with proposals developed for submission to Minister that will form basis for establishment & implementation of new CSPB.
Note:Establishment of CSPB to be part of restructuring of DCS. Lines of accountability & work processes to be determined on basis of new organisation structure with due cognisance of migration plan to new structure & necessary transitional arrangements
COMPOSITION OF CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISION & PAROLE BOARDSComposition of Board will be as follows for purposes of a transitional period:
Chairperson-Community memberVice chairperson-DCSX2 Community members-Local communitySecretary-DCSPolice & Justice members to be co-opted as needed
CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERSLife experienceMaturityWork experienceCommunity InvolvementGood standing in communityRespected in community / Person of statureInspires confidence in entire communityInvolvement of local authoritiesIntegrityCredibilityExperience & professionalism in making rational & balanced decisionsCommitment to a corruption free administration & clear record of honestyUnderstanding of Correction as a social responsibility
COMPETENCIESCompetencies of CSPB members determined & will form basis for advertisement & appointment process
Key aspects identified as Important:
Confidentiality in terms of CDPB meetings, decisions & documentation.Preferably legal & behavioral science backgroundLiteracy skills, must understand order of procedures at meetings.
APPOINTMENT PROCEDURESDevelop a communication strategyProposals on post levels, remuneration & contractual employment have been determinedA call for nominations & applications for community posts will be advertisedSelection panels will be appointed by Commissioner for six Regions under chairpersonship of respective Regional Commissioner, including a member of National Council on Correctional Services with a view to represent communityMinister will approve appointment of successful candidates & DCS personnel
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTChairperson-5-year contract, non renewable
Community members-3-year contract with possibility of one renewal
Vice chairperson-DCS member until transitional period has expired
Job description-To be incorporated into final submission to Management, National Council & Minister
Vetting procedure-To be conducted in short listing process
NUMBER OF BOARDSAt least one board per Area Commissioner / 48 Management Areas
Task Team determined that there should be 60 boards i.e.:1 per Management Area, excl Goodwood= 471 additional per each of 5 larger areas= 58 additional boards in 2004/06= 8There will therefore be 60 boards vs. the current 52 boards
RESPONSIBILITY OF BOARDSPolicy framework for CSPB currently being finalised by Task Team, prior to final submission to Management Board / Minister during June 2003.
Parole placement policy to guide decision making processes of CSPB to ensure compliance with legislation & departmental approach to rehabilitation is currently being develop.
CSPB will report outcomes of their deliberations to relevant Regional Commissioners office (Head: Corrections)
DCS RESPONSIBILITIES TO BOARDSFor logistical purposes, Area Commissioners will provide necessary assistance regarding structures & administration.
Monitoring component regarding CSPB in Head Office will reside under Chief Deputy Commissioner: Corrections.
Restructuring Task Team will align new boards & serving officials on CSPB with process of restructuring.
Regional Commissioner will recommend referral of cases to Review Board (NCCS) via submission to CDC Corrections.
Referral of cases to Review Board is responsibility of Commissioner & Minister
WAY FORWARDPolicy framework to be submitted to NMB & MinisterApproval by MinisterInformation sessions, call for nominations and advertisementSelection processAppointmentTrainingImplementationEnvisage Implementation Date April 2004
ELECTRONIC MONITORINGLong term project Tender could not comply with Public Private Partnership processMust be usable for all offenders Infrastructure e.g. electricity and telephones not available for all offenders
HIV/AIDS POLICYHIV/AIDS Management Strategy reviewed 1996 New HIV/AIDS Policy in line with National Action Plan of HealthPolicy focus areasHIV/AIDS PrinciplesPolicy approved by Minister of 14 October 2002Strategy Plan approved by CommissionerPrevalence Survey amongst members/prisoners also approved by Commissioner
UNIT MANAGEMENTAccepted as a vehicle to enhance rehabilitationSevere Overcrowding hamper implementation Implementation part of restructuring process of DCSBasic training curriculum brought in line with Unit Management conceptRe-training of staff in Unit ManagementImplementation by March 2005
COSTING OF POLICY FORMULATIONPolicy formulation part and parcel of the allocated budgetThe bulk of expenditure lies in the implementation processSteps in policy formulation:Consult literatureCompile draft policyConsult relevant stake holdersConsolidate inputs/comments Circulate draft policyConsolidate the comments/inputsPresent to management Board for recommendationMinister for approvalImplementationcontinue.
COSTING OF POLICY FORMULATION -continueDevelopment of composite financial modelUtilized for the implementation of parole Boards and costing of Child Justice BillStaff be trained in modelSteps in model
Costing of policy implemenatationStep 1. Determine what needs to be done Implementation of Parole Boards
Step 2Identify projects. Personnel recruitment Stakeholder consultation Procurement
Step 3List activitiesWorkshopsConferencesTraining etc
Step 4Quantify activitiesNumber of personnelNumber of work sessionNumber of training sessions
Step 5Detailed costingZero basedIncremental budgeting
POLICIES IN PROGRESS
Policy: Security policy documentFormulation StagePolicy: bag-less Prison EnvironmentAfter approval obtain from MinisterPolicy: Installation of CCTV in existing prisonsPending approval by MinisterPolicy: Correctional Supervision and Parole BoardsConsultation phasePolicy: Disabled PrisonersConsultation phase
POLICIES IN PROGRESS -continuePolicy: YouthReady for implementation depending on the implementation of Child Justice BillPolicy: Decentralisation of Community Corrections OfficeConsultation phasePolicy: Review Classification system for probationers & parolees Consultation phasePolicy: After Care ServicesResearch phasePolicy: HIV/AIDSReady for implementation
POLICIES IN PROGRESS -continuePolicy: On Home Based Care in PrisonsResearch phasePolicy: On Community Participation Ready for submissionPolicy: On Offender Correction, Care and DevelopmentReady for submissionPolicy: On Education and TrainingReady for submissionPolicy: MarriageConsultation phase
POLICIES IN PROGRESS -continuePolicy: Poverty AlleviationConsultation phasePolicy: On Religious CareTo be re-aligned Policy: On Social Work ServicesTo be re-alignedPolicy: On Psychological ServicesTo be re-aligned
EDUCATION AND TRAININGPROVISIONING OF ABET
INTRODUCTIONRehabilitation: an approach in DCSDevelopment of offenders: Part of Service delivery rangeEducation and Training in Development rangeStrengthen DCS rehabilitation objectivesRight to Basic Education
EDUCATION AND TRAININGWhere resources allow, prisoners have access to:
-General Education and Training (GET)-Further Education and Training (FET)-Higher Education and Training (HET); and-Technical Training programs
Education and Training Service rangeStructured day programmeNQF and SAQA requirements.
FRAMEWORK FOR ABET PROVISIONINGWhy ABET?Foundation for accessResponsive to adults needsFoundation for life long learningDCS as microcosmTarget groupsProvision of ABET in prisonsPromotes life long learning
FRAMEWORK FOR ABET PROVISIONING(Continue)Governing regulations and policiesPolicy on Education and TrainingWhite Paper on Education,1995Education white paper 6: Special needs educationPolicy document on ABET (DoE)Constitution of the RSA: Basic Education - Sect.29(1)(a)Correctional Services Act (111 of 1998)Sections 16(1); 38(1); 41 (1,2,5,6) All inclusive approach
SOME RESOURCE, PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE THE PROVISION OF ABETUNISA / SANLI bursariesFree ABET provisioningSABC Education InitiativeReaducateIntersectorial cooperation (DoE)NATIONAL ABET TENDER:Duration: 1 January 2003 31 December 2004SADC ABLE initiative
CONCLUSIONThe provisioning of ABET will contributes towards rehabilitation and upliftment of offenders and thereby opening more doors for further training and more job opportunities for job creation. In the rendering of this service, the active engagement of the community remains important since it will strengthen our partnership in the provision of needs based and market-related programmes.