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MSF Youth Homes: New Admissions

The MSF Youth Homes (i.e. Singapore Boys’ Home and Singapore Girls’ Home) function as a Place of Detention and a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre for youths who are in conflict with the law, as well as a Place of Safety for youths who are beyond parental control or in need of care and protection. When the Youth Court orders youth to reside in the MSF Youth Homes, community-based options have been assessed to be unsuitable or inappropriate based on the youths’ behaviours and circumstances. 

The Homes offer academic, rehabilitative and holistic development programmes to meet the needs of the youths and their families so that the youths can reintegrate into society as socially responsible persons.

New Admissions to MSF Youth Homes by Gender and Case Type

Home  Case Types 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Singapore Boys' Home (SBH) Offender 176 233 224 194 130 
Non-Offender  14 12  19  21
Sub-Total (SBH) 184  247  236  213  151 
Singapore Girls' Home (SGH) Offender 29  45  33  29 26 
Non-Offender 35  49  53  52  68 
Sub-Total (SGH) 64 94  86  81  94 
Total 248 341  322  294  245 

New Admissions to MSF Youth Homes by Age

Age
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Below 13 years
6 9 3 5 4
13-14 years
72 99 99 90 62 
15-16 years
158 212 203 165 154 
Above 16 years
12 21 17 34 25 
Total
248 341 322 294 245 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Statistics were last updated on 3 November 2017

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Last Reviewed On Fri, Nov 3, 2017

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