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Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service

Effective rehabilitation of offenders on community-based orders with maximum participation of families and the community.

We commit to quality and excellent service in the probation of offenders and their rehabilitation in the community.


Instead of sentencing a person who has committed an offence, the Court may make a Probation Order requiring him to be under the supervision of the Probation Officer or a Volunteer Probation Officer for a period of between 6 months and 3 years. The Probation Order includes a set of conditions for compliance to ensure the probationer’s good conduct and prevent him from committing a further offence.

During the Order period, the Probation Officer supervises and supports the probationer in partnership with the family and community. The probationer is motivated to enhance his human capital by learning pro-social thinking and gaining new skills; and increase his social capital by building positive social networks, restoring relationships and making amends. This enables and empowers him to desist from crime, increase well-being and contribute to society.

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PCRS also administers the Community Service Order, which is a sentencing option by the State Court for adult offenders (aged 16 years old and above) to perform supervised community service. 


PCRS oversees the following pre-court Diversionary Programmes: Guidance Programme, Streetwise Programme, and Youth Enhanced Supervision (YES) Scheme. These programmes aim to help the youths make the right choices and lead a crime-free lifestyle. PCRS also oversees the Triage System that targets young persons (aged 19 and below) arrested for minor offences. This aims to divert low risk offenders from the criminal justice system while providing an opportunity for early intervention.

Who We Work With

Youth (below 16 years old) and adult (16 years old and above) offenders on Probation Orders and Community Service Orders issued by the Youth Court or State Court.

Our Staff

Acting Director
Ms Aileen Tan Ai Lin

Deputy Director
Mr Kalidass Karuppiah

Senior Assistant Director
Ms Ting Siew Ling

Senior Assistant Director
Ms Irene Cheng

Assistant Director
Ms Razwana Begum Abdul Rahim

Assistant Director
Ms Siti Ruziya Nasir

Assistant Director
Mr Gan Jin Yee

contact details & team members