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Streetwise Programme: New Cases

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.

 

Number of Youths Placed on Streetwise Programme*, by Year and Gender

Gender 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Male 77 116 95 80 70 51 32 27 13 18
Female 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 78 121 95 80 70 51 32 27 13 18

 *These include cases placed on Enhanced Streetwise Programme

 

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

Age 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
< 13 years 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 to < 16 years 32 64 40 38 35 17 14 13 6 7
> 16 years 46 57 55 40 35 34 18 14 7 11
Total 78 121 95 80 70 51 32 27 13 18

*These include cases placed on Enhanced Streetwise Programme

 

Download:Streetwise-Programme-New-Cases.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at February 2022

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