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Streetwise Programme: New Cases

The Streetwise Programme (SWP) is a 6-month voluntary, preventive and rehabilitative programme for youths who associate with gangs. The programme helps youths make a fresh start in life through a series of individual counselling, group work and family counselling session. Enhanced Streetwise Programme is a pre-court diversionary programme for youth offenders who play a minor role in gang-related offences. These youth offenders would receive a stern warning if they complete the programme successfully, in lieu of court prosecution.

Streetwise Programme* New Cases by Gender

Gender 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Male 77 116 95 80 70 51 32 27
Female 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 78 121 95 80 70 51 32 27

 *These include cases placed on Enhanced Streetwise Programme

 

 

Streetwise Programme* New Cases by Age

Age 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
< 13 years 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
13 to 15 years 32 64 40 38 35 17 14 13
16 years and above 46 57 55 40 35 34 18 14
Total 78 121 95 80 70 51 32 27

*These include cases placed on Enhanced Streetwise Programme

 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated on 26 May 2020

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