Learn about our policies and stance on issues/topics such as adoption, marriages, divorces, singles, child care & education, abuse and violence, elderly & ageing.
Volunteer Probation Officer Scheme
Started in June 1971, the Volunteer Probation Officer Scheme seeks to promote volunteer participation and community awareness in the rehabilitation of offenders under MSF’ purview.
Periodic Training Order
The Youth Court can impose a Periodic Training Order (PTO) as a condition of Probation.
A juvenile may be placed under Detention. The Juvenile Court could impose that the juvenile undergoes a Detention Order before a Probation Order.
Other Court-Ordered Options or Conditions
Community Service Order, Weekend Detention Order and Periodic Training Order are other options available to the Court.
The Community Chest
The Community Chest functions as a centralised fund-raising arm of NCSS. In 2007, it raised $52 million to serve more than 310,000 people supported by 147 programmes under 57 charities.
Started in 2000, the President’s Challenge is an annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign for beneficiaries selected yearly by the President’s Office.
Gambling Social Safeguards
MSF aims to minimise the social impact of problem gambling and works closely with the National Council on Problem Gambling to manage the ills of problem gambling.
Youth GO! Programme
A community-based outreach programme for youths aged 12-21 who are out of school and not working. The programme focuses on youths and their families and aims to coordinate assistance and services at the community level.
ESU is a support programme provided by Integrated Service Providers for students at risk of dropping out of school and youth who are out of school.
Protection under Children & Young Persons Act