Correctional services

Heartlines and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have worked together since 2007. The DCS has recognised the importance of the role of Heartlines in rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders within the community.

Our approach to address offender behaviour change is taken from a values perspective.

The goals of the DCS programme are:

  • To train DCS Spiritual Workers, Spiritual Care and Moral Development Coordinators (SMDC’s) and volunteers in all correctional centres to deliver Heartlines programmes.
  • To provide input to DCS in developing the monitoring and evaluation tools to be used in the various programmes.
  • To restore and revitalise the inmates’ values and morals, so they can adjust to life after imprisonment.

Programmes offered

  • 8 Weeks, 8 Values – 1 National Conversation
  • Values & Money (spearheaded by the film “Nothing For Mahala“)
  • Youth Mentoring


Offenders receive a certificate once they have completed the Heartlines courses.

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