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Community and residential rehabilitation for youth offenders to re-integrate into society.

Institutional Rehabilitation of Children and Young Persons

MSF oversees 2 youth homes for children and young persons:

  • Singapore Boys’ Home
  • Singapore Girls’ Home (formerly known as the Toa Payoh Girls’ Home)

MSF Youth Homes adopt a multi-prong approach in rehabilitating, restoring and reintegrating these children and young persons back into their families and community.

Learn more about Institutional Rehabilitation guiding principles, strategies, programmes and services.

Imprisonment in Reformative Training Centres (RTC)

The RTC houses young offenders between 14 – 21 years old who have been sentenced by the Court to undergo reformative training. This training consists of 2 phases:

  1. Residential Phase

Trainees undergo counselling as well as academic and vocational training. Other programmes include religious counselling, Family Involvement Programme and Community Re-integration Programme.

A Personal Supervisor provides guidance and monitors the trainee’s welfare and behaviour closely.

Trainees who want to pursue academic education are transferred to the Tanah Merah Prison (Prison School) which offers both academic and vocational courses:

  • Foundation Studies
  • General Education
  • GCE “N’, “O” and “A” Levels vocational training in electronics at the NITEC (National Institute of Technical Education Certificate) Intermediate Level
  1. Supervision Phase

During this phase, trainees are expected to work, study or carry out community work while under the care and supervision of Prisons Reintegration Officers until their release from the reformative training sentence.

Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service

The Youth Court and the State Courts can call for a Pre-Sentence Report to assess if an offender is suitable for Probation.

Find out more about Probation and the other options available to the Courts.

Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP)

YRP helps ex-offenders take responsibility for their own actions and earn back the trust from their family, friends, colleagues and the community. The project offers ex-offenders who sincerely want to change a second chance in life.

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