Restorative programs in the juvenile court. Austin Cooper Raymond Loo Sam Yong Jek Yao Tianyi Wu Songhao. Rehabilitation. Community-based Rehabilitation of Juvenile Delinquents Institutional Rehabilitation of Children & Young Persons.
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Sam Yong Jek
Acquittal/Discharge/ Guidance Programme
- Pre-Court diversionary programme for first-time juvenile offenders who have committed minor offences such as shoplifting.
- Voluntary six-month programme that focuses on counselling and rehabilitation with the active involvement of parents.
- E.g. Counselling, home visitation and community service.
Community Service Order (CSO) Stand Alone: - Broaden juveniles' perspectives, gain meaningful social experiences, develop a sense of purpose in life.Community-based Rehabilitation of Juvenile Delinquents
Weekend Detention Stand Alone: - Reporting to the place of detention during the weekends to undergo a series of supervised study and group work to equip skills.
Probation:- Key Community-based Rehabilitation Programme.- Juvenile placed with Probation Officer.
- Juvenile continues with day-to-day activities such as school, work, but required to comply with conditions stipulated by Court.Community-based Rehabilitation of Juvenile Delinquents
- Probationers required to report to a social service agency for a fixed number of hours to receive training in social skills and guidance in educational/ vocational development or work preparation.
- Combination of Probation and Weekend Detention.
- Combination of probation and detention.
- Detention order: Probationers reside in a place of detention for a period, not exceeding three months; and undergo a series of exercise drills and groupwork to equip him / her with relevant skills while in detention.
- Probationers reside in a place of detention for a period, not exceeding six months; and undergo a series of exercise drills and groupwork to equip him / her with relevant skills while in detention.
Classification and Assessment
Individual and Family Work
Administered by Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
Adopts a multi-pronged approach in rehabilitation, restoring and reintegrating male juveniles back into their families and community.
Also administered by MCYS
Adopts a similar multi-pronged approach in rehabilitation, restoring and reintegrating female juveniles back into their families and community.
Formerly known as the Toa Payoh Girl’s Home.
- Administered by Pertapis, a voluntary welfare organization.
- Teens - Juvenile delinquents- Teenage gang members - Youths at risk
- Adopts a family-based concept.
- Gangsterism, homosexuality, drugs or excessive drinking
- Conviction of petty or more serious crimes
- Harboured and/or acted on suicidal thoughts
- Lost their focus and direction in life
Rehabilitate juvenile delinquents and young offenders into society as responsible individuals.
Provide temporary refuge for teenage girls who are working through their problems with parents or are facing abusive situations at home.
Provide counselling and guidance to youths who have conflicts with their families and to help them work towards reconciliation.
Reach out and befriend youths-at-risk to help steer them away from adverse influence and delinquent activities.
Provide temporary shelter for teenage girls facing a pregnancy crisis while they seek assistance for their problems.
- Residential home that cares for up to 160 young persons.
- Encourage each young person to reach their potential and discover their strengths and talents.
- Help the young person to get back on the right track and return home to his/her family.
- Provides a safe, caring and conducive environment for a wide variety of positive learning experiences.
- Other programmes include counselling and guidance, music , drama and art and shared care.
Centre for Muslim probationers.
Founded in December 1989.
Renders its service to the society as a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO).