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Guidance Programme: New Cases

Guidance Programme: New Cases

The Guidance Programme is a pre-Court diversionary programme for youths who commit minor offences. This programme aims to help the youths develop better self-control, take responsibility for their actions and acquire lifeskills, with the active involvement of parents. Upon successful completion of the programme, the youths will not be charged and will receive a police caution.

Number of Youths Placed on Guidance Programme, by Year and Gender

Gender  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Male 564 528 474 441 316 352 386 320 196 238
Female 203 122 112 111 110 89 80 87 42 45
Total 767 650 586 552 426 441 466 407 238 283

 

 

Number of Youths Placed on Guidance Programme, by Year and Age at the Point of Referral

Age  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
< 13 years 96 70 75 48 47 34 ​54
39 23 22
13 to < 16 years 415 341 318 334 217 242 226 216 133 159
 > 16 years 256 239 193 170 162 165 186 152 82 102
Total 767 650 586 552 426 441 466 407 238 283

 

Download:Guidance-Programme-New-Cases.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at February 2022

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