This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Ex-Offenders (also known as Aftercare) and Singapore. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!

Overview

See Ex-Offenders Articles and Ex-Offenders Events.

Key People


Names are provided alphabetically, with links provided to LinkedIn accounts where available, else Facebook. Expertise in this area is based on past or current experience, and if there is a link to Singapore in some way.

Engelbert Kok, Jason Wong Seng Yoong, Jonathan Tan, Leonie Tan, Lim Poh Quee, Prem Kumar, Priya Arul, Terry Ng, Steven Tham Chee Kin

National Level


The CARE Network has several initiatives to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society, including rehabilitative and aftercare programmes. It has developed several aftercare initiatives which include the Case Management Framework Programme (CMF), the Lee Foundation Education Assistance Scheme, the Yellow Ribbon Project, the Yellow Ribbon Fund and the Core Competencies and Training Roadmap for aftercare professionals.


The Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore seeks to engage the community in giving ex-offenders a second chance at life and to inspire a ripple effect of concerted community action to support ex-offenders and their families.

The Yellow Ribbon Prison Run is an iconic run that offers participants an opportunity to run through the Changi Prison Complex while passing through historical sites

Yellow Ribbon Fund STAR Bursary aims to aims to provide bursaries to financially needy ex-offenders for vocational and skills training to help them achieve employment and self-sufficiency.

SG Organisations & Companies


Huffe is Asia first and only Recruitment Social Enterprise of its kind. They provide personal career coaching, career tips and job opportunities to beneficiaries like ex offenders, person with disabilities, youth at need and individuals from low income family.

Singapore After-Care Association is a voluntary welfare organisation acting as the key agency providing welfare and rehabilitation services for discharged offenders and their families.

Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association assists in the rehabilitation of drug addicts and provide assistance and support wherever necessary. SANA's association with anti-drug work has made it a household name and it is well recognised in the region as an established anti-drug non-government organisation.

Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) is a statutory board set up under the Ministry of Home Affairs. As part of Singapore's correctional system, SCORE enhances the employability of offenders and prepare them for the eventual reintegration back to the workforce. SCORE also aims to create a seamless throughcare environment to facilitate their transition from incarceration to community

Industrial and Services Co-operative Society Ltd is a social enterprise with the primary aim of helping ex-offenders reintegrate gainfully into society. They build mirrored industries from within prison to outside so that ex-offenders can continue with the work they have done in prison and ease their transition period upon release.

Prison Fellowship Singapore is an inter-denominational fellowship of Christians that minister to men and women and their families in Singapore’s prison system.

Christian Care Services (Singapore) is a Christian half-way house that helps substance abusers to stay drug-free through comprehensive residential and aftercare programs.

Eighteen Chefs provides troubled youths and people with conviction backgrounds to find alternative positive ways to reintegrate back into society, by providing a platform for them to realize their talents in the Food & Beverage industry.

Key Projects


Singapore Children Society’s Project LADDER reaches out to families of inmates who may be struggling in isolation due to the stigma associated with the incarceration of their loved ones. It allows children whose parents are incarcerated to maintain frequent contact through tele-visits from our premises. The sessions provide our social workers an in-road to engage the families, especially children, and assess if they are coping well with the situation.

Care Community Services Society’s Resettlement Programme helps ex-offenders re-integrate into their families and society to start life afresh. We prepare inmates to reintegrate back into society by providing financial assistance, counselling/mentoring and referrals to social support resources, and help inmates explore their habits, thinking patterns and coping methods, so as to lower his or her chances of re-offending.

The Good Father & Other Stories is a beautiful compilation of 20 short stories, winners of the 2010 and 2011 Essay Writing Competition held at the Prison School by the Singapore After-Care Association.

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