This study examined the relationship between psychosocial support and recidivism among exoffenders in Uganda. Given that psychosocial support for ex-offenders to reduce recidivism is an important issue that has received no attention, the study collected data —using qualitative and quantitative methods such as questionnaires and interviews — from 80 ex-offenders and 6 key informants in order to examine the relationship between psychosocial support and recidivism 41 among ex-offenders in Uganda. A correlation research design was used to determine the relationship between psychosocial support and recidivism among ex-offenders. Data analyzed using SPSS and presented using tables indicated that there was a weak relationship between social support and recidivism, implying that re-offending occured if social support was minimal.
The study further concluded that there was a strong positive relationship between spiritual support and recidivism. The study further concluded that there was a negative relationship between educational support and recidivism. Generally, the study findings showed that social support, spiritual support and educational support moderately (r=0.54) contributed to variations in recidivism among ex-offenders. Other factors other than the study variables were responsible for the remaining percentage (r=0.46). This calls for more research into other factors, which contribute to variations in recidivism. The study recommends thatthe social support and education support should be emphasized in order to reduce recidivism among ex-offenders while the spiritual support should be given alongside material support and integrating therapeutic approaches like the REST. Implications for further research include an investigation into a missing link in spirituality in relation to recidivism.