CARE Network

CARE Network brings together community partners and government organisations to work towards better reintegration and rehabilitation of ex-offenders. Beyond the nine core member agencies, there is a larger ecosystem of community partners involving Volunteer Welfare Organisations, Halfway Houses, Religious Organisations, Grassroots, Corporates and Schools. The nine core CARE Network member agencies are:

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Under MHA, there are now seven Departments: Central Narcotics Bureau, Home Team Academy, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Internal Security Department, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Force and Singapore Prison Service; and three Statutory Boards: Home Team Science and Technology Agency, Casino Regulatory Authority and Yellow Ribbon Singapore.

Each has a specific role and responsibility but all share a common mission and vision. All Home Team Departments and agencies work as one with the community, to keep Singapore safe and secure.

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

MSF strives to support individuals and families through sound social policies and effective initiatives that target their needs.

MSF develops the “heartware” for Singapore through its policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services. MSF’s mission is to nurture a resilient and caring society that can overcome challenges together.

Singapore Prison Service (SPS)

As a correctional agency, SPS enforces secure custody of offenders and rehabilitates them for a safe Singapore. As Captains of Lives, SPS’s vision is to inspire everyone, at every chance, towards a society without re-offending.

The tagline: “Rehab, Renew, Restart” emphasises SPS’s commitment to rehabilitate inmates who desire to change, renew and restart their lives for the better, and garner the support of the community.

Yellow Ribbon Singapore (YRSG)

Formerly known as Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE), Yellow Ribbon Singapore (YRSG)

YRSG help inmates and ex-offenders rebuild their lives and lower the recidivism rate through skills and long-term career development, with an effective Aftercare support network.

As the lead agency championing Hope, Forgiveness, Acceptance and Second Chances for ex-offenders, YRSG strives towards building a safer and more inclusive Singapore.

National Council of Social Service (NCSS)

NCSS is the umbrella body for some Social Service Agencies in Singapore. The mission of NCSS is to provide leadership and direction in social services, to enhance the capabilities of social service agencies, and to provide strategic partnerships for social services.

Industrial & Services Co-Operative Society Ltd (ISCOS)

ISCOS takes an active role in engaging the community to help ex-offenders and their families gain a foothold in the society.

ISCOS programmes and services are geared towards enhancing the skills level of members, connecting them with supportive employers, providing social support through positive peer groups, building stronger family units, as well as extending academic assistance to their children in order to prevent intergenerational offending.

Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA)

SANA believes the fight against drug abuse starts with building self-worth, and enabling self-determination. The Association works with volunteers and community partners to deliver sustainable preventive, aftercare and reintegration programmes.

SANA is focused on connecting with individuals, communities and those at-risk, in every engagement – to inspire positivity, restore hope and invigorate action.

Singapore After-Care Association (SACA)

SACA is a key after-care agency providing welfare and rehabilitation services for discharged offenders and their families.

SACA’s aim is to assist clients and their families to cope with problems arising from the offending behaviour and the consequent incarceration. This is done with the belief that such assistance would give clients the chance to reintegrate into society successfully thereby reducing the chances of recidivism.

Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF)

YRF is the first national charitable fund devoted entirely towards the development and implementation of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes and services for ex-offenders and their families.

A YRF committee was set up to provide guidance the strategy and oversee its operation.