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CRIME PREVENTION AMBASSADOR - NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL

1) Who can join as a Crime Prevention Ambassador?

Any Singaporean or Permanent Resident who has no criminal record or spent record. He must be physically fit (e.g. able to walk up 3 stories of a HDB flat) and has some free time to assist in conducting crime prevention talks, exhibitions or road shows, e.g. 4 hours a month, during the weekends.


2) Are any educational qualifications required?

No, anyone who is willing to serve the community is welcome. He/she will undergo a one day training session before being deployed.


3) What benefits are there?

CPAs will be recognised during the CPAs annual event and may be given the outstanding CPA award (a plaque or a certificate) for good performance.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ZONE

1) What does the NWZ logo symbolises?

The logo epitomizes the spirit of community bonding as the various races within the designated NWZ come together to participate in the life of the community. The bold, energetic multiplicty of colours in the background symbolizes the spirit of cooperation between residents from various ethnic groups in their efforts to pre-empt crime in the community. At the forefront, the NWZ LO (an RC member) and the NPCO depict the newly forged, strategic partnership between the Police and the grassroots in their joint efforts to combant crime and to promote crime prevention awareness in the community.


2) How can I be an NWZ volunteer?

NWZ volunteers must be RC members and their appointment as NWZ LOs and ALOs are subjected to nomination by their RC Chairman.

Residents need not to be NWZ LOs and ALOs to participate in the NWZ Scheme. Residents have the following role to play:

  1. Actively participate in the NWZ activities to get to know neighbours and fellow residents better;

  2. Foster a cohesive and caring spirit with neighbours within the area to deter criminals;

  3. Establish mutual assistance between themselves and their neighbours to help each other protect themselves against crime; and

  4. Be on the look-out for crime or any suspicious activity or persons and make a report to the Police when necessary.

VOLUNTEER SPECIAL CONSTABULARY - COMMUNITY

1) Why are you introducing a new scheme?

Partnership with the community is a cornerstone of SPF’s policing strategy. The pivotal involvement of the community has served as a strong support to the SPF’s work in keeping Singapore safe and secure. To create more opportunities for the public to join the VSC, the VSC is introducing a new vocation known as the VSC (Community) to allow those who are unable to meet the training and patrol requirements of the armed VSC to volunteer with the SPF.


2) What are the entry requirements to apply for VSC (Community)?

We welcome Singaporeans, aged 18 years and above, to apply for the vocation.

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate and are ready to contribute and work alongside Police in enhancing the safety and security of their neighbourhood. Volunteers should have at least 3 GCE ‘N’ level credits or NITEC and be able to perform a minimum of eight hours of patrol duty each month.


3) What are the roles of the VSC (Community) officers?

The main role of VSC (Community) officers are to patrol the streets in the neighbourhoods to deter and detect crime. They will also facilitate crowd and traffic regulation and assist with evacuation where needed.


4) Where are VSC (Community) officers deployed?

VSC (Community) officers may be seen conducting foot patrols in community areas with mass congregation such as markets, town centres and schools. They may use public transport to travel to and from patrol sectors which are not within walking distance from the Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC).


5) What training do VSC (Community) officers undergo?

They undergo 7 weeks of training conducted on 2 weekday evenings and one weekend (every Saturday).
They will be trained on police procedures, legal knowledge, Police Defence Tactics and first aid.

Unlike the regular Police officers or mainstream VSC officers, the VSC (Community) officers are not required to take IPPT. They will however have to undergo a health screening to ensure suitability for their assigned roles.


6) How are the VSC (Community) officers equipped?

They are equipped with handcuffs, a baton and a communications set, to aid them in their initial response when they come across any incidents during their patrol.


7) Do VSC (Community) officers have policing powers?

VSC (Community) are accorded Police powers to allow them to perform their assigned roles.


8) Do VSC (Community) officers have a rank?

VSC (Community) are appointed as Special Constable (V) under the Police Force Act. This rank is retained throughout their service in the vocation.


9) Are VSC (Community) officers paid?

As a VSC (Community) officer, they are given an allowance of $4.60 an hour to cover their out of pocket expenses such as personal transport and meal costs. This is similar to the mainstream VSCs.


10) What are the incentives for joining the VSC (Community)?

As trained volunteers, they play an important role in enhancing the safety and security of their neighbourhood. While Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world, we cannot take this for granted. It is the effort of the community working in close partnership with the Singapore Police Force that we are able to make Singapore a safe place to live in. The VSC (Community) is for the public-spirited people who want to contribute back to the society in a meaningful way, directly impacting the community they work and live in.

The VSC (Community) officers will receive appropriate training to enable them to perform their assigned duties. These skills and knowledge they gain are useful life skills that will better prepare them in the event of any crisis. We welcome more to step forward, seize the opportunity to be trained and be a part of the Police volunteers in safeguarding Singapore.

VOLUNTEER SPECIAL CONSTABULARY - POLICE OFFICER

1) Will I be exempted from my National Service recalls?

No, you are not exempted from National Service recalls.


2) Will I be paid for performing my duty?

VSC members serve without remuneration, except for a duty allowance of $4.60 per hour, regardless of rank.


3) How many hours must I contribute a month?

You are required to serve a minimum of 16 hours per month.


4) Will I be able to choose where I would like to be posted to?

You may be given a posting of your choice but it depends on the availability and needs of the organization.


5) What is the retiring age for a VSC?

If you’re medically fit, you may remain active in service up to the age of 55 for both Police Officers (Junior) and Senior Officers. You may also choose to retire after 15 years of service.


6) Are VSC officers covered by insurance?

Yes, all VSC officers are covered under a group corporate insurance plan as well as workmen’s compensation for injuries during duties.


7) Can I reapply after any unsuccessful application?

You must satisfy the minimum requirements before a re-application will be considered. The VSC Recruitment Department may invite applicants to re-apply on a case by case basis.


8) Can I apply for Regular posts based on my VSC application?

No, a fresh application must be made for a Regular Officer position. Some of the minimum requirements for a Regular Officer position defers from that of a VSC. There will be no exemption from the Regular Officer’s basic training course even if you may have completed the VSC basic training.


9) Will I be considered if I’m pending or still serving National Service?

Those who are serving Full-time National Service or are waiting to be enlisted will not be considered.


10) Do VSC officers have any welfare benefits?

VSC officers are eligible to participate in most welfare activities offered by the Police Welfare Division.


11) Can active Auxiliary Police Force/ Immigration and Customs/Prison/SAF officers join VSC?

Yes, but they would need to have clearance from their organisations/supervisors.


12) What rank will I get when I graduate from HTA?

Generally, new VSCs will receive the rank of Sergeant 1 upon successful enrolment. Subjected to approval, former regulars / former PNSFs may be allowed to retain their last held rank.


13) Is IPPT compulsory for VSC officers?

Yes, IPPT is compulsory.

However, a VSC who is an existing Regular Uniformed Officer in a uniformed organisation such as SCDF/SAF/PNSF/ICA/Prisons, can be exempted from the VSC IPPT if they can produce the original IPPT results taken at their respective agencies in the same year.

All VSC must pass the annual shooting test and Police Defense Tactic (PDT) test too.


14) How long is the duration of the training?

Training is conducted every Monday and Thursday evenings; and Saturdays at Home Team Academy / Police Cantonment Complex, depending on the courses. The duration is about 6 months.


15) What are training times?

Reporting time is 6.30pm and training is from 7pm to 10pm.


16) How do I apply for leave if I cannot attend any of the training courses after enrolment to the Intake?

You have to apply for leave in writing, indicating the reason to the Basic Training Officer (VSC) at Training Command.


17) How much attendance of training do I need?

A 85% attendance is necessary before you are allowed to sit for the Basic Training Final Exam.


18) What are the components of the training I need to pass?

The components that you will need to pass are:

  1. Foot Drills

  2. Basic First Aids

  3. Shooting

  4. IPPT

  5. Police Defense Tactics (PDT)

  6. Basic Police Law and Procedures


19) Can I resign/take leave at any point of my life with VSC?

Yes, you may. There is no bond or minimum years of service with VSC before resigning. An exit interview will be conducted by Head VSC of the Division for resignation cases.

You may also opt to take an extended leave of absence which can vary from 1 month to a maximum of 3 years.

You will need to demonstrate exceptional commitment and leadership and have sufficient years in rank & service. The Head VSC of the Division will assess and nominate deserving VSCs for Acting Inspector Interview held annually. The Interview panel is made up of the VSC Commander and other Regular and VSC Senior Officers.

CIVIL DEFENCE AUXILIARY UNIT - AUXILIARY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES / CIVIL DEFENCE AUXILIARY UNIT - AUXILIARY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS / CIVIL DEFENCE FIREFIGHTING & RESCUE / CIVIL DEFENCE AUXILIARY UNIT - AUXILIARY PUBLIC EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

1) What is the role of a CD Auxiliary officer?

You are expected to complement the Singapore Civil Defence Force in areas of need e.g. Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Services, Public Education, Enforcement and Search Dog operations. For those who possess exceptional skills or expertise e.g. Hazardous Materials, Fire Science Technology etc., you can join our Expertise Group.


2) Currently I am employed in a uniform organisation, can I join?

Yes, you can.


3) How many hours must I serve a month?

A Senior CD Auxiliary officer (LTA & above) is required to perform a minimum of 24 hours of duty a month while a Junior CD Auxiliary officer (SWO & below) has to perform at least 16 hours per month.


4) Will I be paid for performing my duty?

As a CD Auxiliary officer, you will not be paid a salary. However you will be given an hourly allowance whilst you are on official duty. The current allowance is S$3.60 per hour, regardless of rank.


5) What is the recruitment cut-off age and retirement age for CDAU personnel?

The recruitment cut-off age is 45 years old for all vocations except Heritage Gallery Guide and Expertise Group. The retirement age for CDAU officers follows that of the regulars. Junior CDAU officers shall retire at the age of 50 while Senior CDAU officers shall retire at the age of 55. Extension of retirement age may be granted on a case-by-case basis.


6) Is there any probation period? If yes, how long?

No.


7) Is there a contract I must sign?

No.


8) What will the working hours be like? Are the working hours the same as a Regular officer?

Depending on the vocation you are in, you can report for duty as follows:

  1. Fire Fighting and Rescue appointments: any time.

  2. EmergencyMedical Services appointments: any time.

  3. Public Education Instructor: Mostly weekends when there are public education programmes and events.

  4. Enforcement: During or after office hours, when there are enforcement checks.


9) What is the initial rank obtained upon joining?

The entry rank is CPL. However, CD NSmen or ex-regulars will assume their last-held rank if higher.


10) Do I still need to serve my ORNS-service (reservist)?

Yes. CDAU and ORNS service are separate and independent. ORNS service will take priority if you are called up for both at the same time.


11) What if I have other commitments and cannot come for work or training?

You can contact your immediate supervisor to make alternative arrangements. However, you must still adhere to the minimum hours required, or otherwise apply for leave of absence.


12) Is the rank in CDAU the same as our NS rank? If so, does a promotion in CDAU mean an increase in ORNS allowance?

Service in CDAU is different from National Service in SCDF. Thus, performance in CDAU is not counted towards your National Service, and the ranks are independent of one another.


13) Is there any difference in uniform between CDAU and regulars?

No. All attires are the same.


14) Do we perform duty as a support unit?

No, you work hand in hand with the regulars depending in the vocation and appointment. This includes frontline units, i.e. fire stations.


15) Will the reporting station or division be near my place?

We will try to place you in a convenient location to minimise your travelling time. However, this is subjected to the availability of posts.


16) Will I be able to choose the vocation to be posted to?

Yes, you can make your request known and we will facilitate as long as you have the relevant background and training.


17) Will I be stationed in a Fire station? (Emergency Medical Service, Fire Fighting, Public Education & Expertise Group)

You will be stationed in a fire station if you are deployed in Fire Fighting or Emergency Medical Service appointments.


18) If I am trained as a Fire Fighter, will I get the chance to be posted to a fire station? And if so, will I get insurance as Fire Fighting is a dangerous occupation?

Yes, you will be deployed to a fire station to work hand in hand with the regulars. Similar to regulars, all CDAU officers will have group insurance coverage of up to S$100,000 while on CDAU duty.


19) Will I be able to choose work shift and days?

Yes, as long as you fulfil a min of 2 hours per duty, and 16 hours (JO) or 24 hours (SO) per month.


20) Will I get the chance to be in the front line as a CDAU Officer during major crises?

Yes, you will be deployed alongside our regulars.


21) What if I am holding on to a Senior Officer rank in the SAF/SPF? Will SCDF give me the same rank?

No, you will start out as a Corporal in CDAU.


22) If my rank is LCP during Full Time NS, will I attain CPL rank when I join?

Yes, the entry rank for CDAU is CPL.


23) I am a female, what if I get pregnant during my stint in CDAU?

You will be excused from operational duties until you have completed your maternity leave.


24) Does CDAU accept personnel who have no knowledge in Fire Fighting, Medical or specialised fields?

Yes, we do. You can join as a Fire Fighter and go through the 15 week course, Public Education Instructor or Enforcement Officer (subject to availability of vacancy) and training will be provided.


25) Can I join the CDAU prior to enlistment to National Service (NS)?

No, we only accept male applicants who have completed NS.


26) If my PES status is B or below, can I choose Fire Fighting in CDAU?

Yes, you can choose fire fighting if you are trained during your NSF stint with SCDF or if you are a fire-fighter in another organization (e.g., Major petrol chemical companies, Maritime Port Authority, CAAS).


27) What PES status is required to join the CDAU?

You can join CDAU as long as you are physically and medically fit. You will be sent for medical screening if you are successful in your application.


28) What is the maximum degree of myopia that CDAU accepts?

Less than 500 degrees of short-sightedness on each eye, if you are interested in Fire Fighting. This requirement is waived for other appointments.


29) Does the height and weight limit apply to both male and female?

Yes, but for Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services appointments only.


30) Will training be provided to me when I join the CDAU?

Yes, to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for the performance of duty, you may have to attend a non-residential training course conducted in the evenings and/or weekends. The training courses are:

  1. Fire Fighter Full Course: Tues, Thur (7pm to 10pm) & Sat (830am to 1pm) over a duration of 15 weeks at Civil Defence Academy (CDA)

  2. Fire & Rescue Refresher Course: Tues and Thurs 7 to 10 pm over a duration of 2 weeks (12 hours) at CCDA)

  3. Emergency Medical Services Refresher Course: Mon & Tues 7 to 10pm for 12 sessions, over a duration of 6 weeks (36 hours) at CDA

  4. Auxiliary Public Education Instructor Course: 5 CEPP modules at Div HQ. Those without teaching experience will attend an extra Methods of Instruction module at CDA.

  5. Enforcement Course: 2 weekday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at HQ SCDF.


31) After completing my training, will I be able to choose where I would like to be posted?

Your strengths and preference will be taken into account in deciding where you would be able to best serve SCDF, subject to the availability of posts in the units.


32) Are the training courses demanding?

It depends. It is very subjective and trainees will perceive the course differently. However, it would be an advantage if you are physically fit.


33) Where will the training be conducted?

Depending on the type of training, it will be held at the Civil Defence Academy (CDA) located at Jalan Bahar, at the Division HQ or at HQ SCDF.


34) Will training be the same as during my recruit days?

It is mainly refresher training conducted during weeknights and/or weekends.


35) How fast are the promotions in CDAU?

Promotion will depend on the officer’s performance, commitment, years-in-service and IPPT.


36) How do I apply to be a CDAU officer?

You may submit your application through our website at www.htv.gov.sg/cdau.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 6848 3411 or e-mail us at SCDF_CDAU@scdf.gov.sg.


37) Is this open to the public?

Yes.


38) Can I switch between the different appointments?

Yes.

CIVIL DEFENCE LIONHEARTERS CLUB

1) What does the CD Lionhearters Logo symbolises?

The Red Lion Head, adapted from the Singapore Lion Head symbolizes the courage, strength and resilience in the face of challenges. The mane’s unrestrained partings represent the students' youthfulness and creative minds.

Below the Lion Head is SCDF’s logo and the name Lionhearter. The international Civil Defence triangle symbolising the three main areas of Civil Defence - fire safety, first aid, and rescue and evacuation, is the basis of the logo. The equilateral triangle with one of the angle pointed vertically upwards forms the background of the initials ‘CD’.

The name Lionhearters is adapted from SCDF’s Overseas Rescue Contingent, codenamed Operation Lionheart. Formed in 1990, the Operation Lionheart is on 24-hour standby to respond to countries affected by major disasters and render assistance in the area of search and rescue efforts. Likewise, the CD Lionhearters are always ready to render assistance to those in need.


2) Is the CD Lionhearters Club related to Operation Lionheart?

The name “Lionhearters” is adapted from SCDF’s Overseas Rescue Contingent, codenamed Operation Lionheart. The CD Lionhearters share the same spirit of volunteerism as “Operation Lionheart” but the CD Lionhearters are not affiliated to Operation Lionheart as Operation Lionheart is made up of SCDF Regular Officers.


3) Will all CD Lionhearters get to participate in overseas missions?

SCDF collaborates with NGOs such as Mercy Relief and this offers opportunities for CD Lionhearters to participate in both overseas humanitarian relief missions and overseas humanitarian rebuilding projects. There is a limit to the number of students who can be brought on each overseas humanitarian relief mission, depending on the type and scale of each mission. Therefore, not all Lionhearters will be able to participate.

However, students who do not have the chance to participate in the overseas humanitarian relief missions will be able to volunteer for the overseas humanitarian rebuilding projects instead. Mercy Relief is one NGO that works closely with countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan, China and Cambodia on rebuilding projects and a large group is usually needed for such massive projects. Therefore, CD Lionhearters who are keen to go on overseas missions will likely have at least one opportunity to do so during the period they serve in the club.

COMMUNITY BEFRIENDING PROGRAMME

1) Are the inmates dangerous?

The inmates are not dangerous. They have been cleared to participate in your volunteer programmes. However, just as you would treat any other persons, do not use abusive or provocative language with the inmates.


2) The inmate has told me some information regarding another inmate. Who should I verify the information with?

Inform the programme unit or any of the prison officer upon receipt of such information. They will look into the matter.


3) I notice that there a number of rules and regulations to follow - Are these necessary?

Prison compounds are gazetted security areas. Safety and security is therefore paramount in Prisons. The rules and regulations are essential in ensuring that safety and security exists inside prisons, ultimately, contributing to a safer Singapore.


4) What "perks" can a volunteer look forward to?

The intangible and most rewarding benefit comes from knowing that volunteers' efforts have made a difference in the lives of inmates, and witnessing the positive transformation in some of the inmates.

Aside from that, Prisons provides Basic Volunteer Training for registered volunteers to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge in their role as Prison volunteers. Developmental training which is certified by SSTI is also provided for the volunteers to allow them to specialize in specific skills in volunteering and working with people. An annual appreciation luncheon is held specially for the volunteers to thank them for their efforts and valuable time put in in our rehabilitation cause.


5) What should I do if I decide not to continue my volunteering?

Inform the volunteer coordinator from the organisation you are from or the programme unit if you are an individual volunteer. Return your volunteer pass as soon as possible.

PRISON VOLUNTEERS (RELIGIOUS) / PRISON VOLUNTEERS (NON-RELIGIOUS)

1) What should I do if I cannot turn up for my session?

Inform the programme unit of the institution / cluster at least two days in advance. If it is a last minute arrangement, please call the Security Control Office (SCO) to inform the cancellation of session.


2) Are the inmates dangerous?

The inmates are not dangerous. They have been cleared to participate in your volunteer programmes. However, just as you would treat any other persons, do not use abusive or provocative language with the inmates.


3) The inmate asked me to contact his family and relay a message, what should I do?

You should not be contacting the inmate's family. An inmate can raise such request to his Personal Supervisor and he will look into the request. Do inform the staff when you receive such a request from the inmate. Do note that you may be breaching the prison regulations if you are making unauthorised contact to the inmate's family and may be asked to cease your volunteering.


4) What should I do if I realise that one of the inmates at my session is known to me such as a relative or friend?

You should inform the programme unit or your volunteer coordinator immediately after the session. We would recommend to re-deploy you to another institution in such an instance to prevent any possible conflict of interest.


5) I need to change the schedule of my session. Who should I inform?

You should inform your volunteer coordinator or the programme unit if you wish to change the timing of the session. They will need to check against the other programme schedule to see if possible to change the timing.


6) The inmate has told me some information regarding another inmate. Who should I verify the information with?

Inform the programme unit or any of the prison officer upon receipt of such information. They will look into the matter.


7) My spouse is interested to volunteer together with me. Can I bring him / her along?

The approval is granted to you as the authorised pass holder to enter the institution. You are not allowed to bring any unauthorized person along. If your spouse is interested, please ask him/her to submit a Volunteer Application Form.


8) I notice that there a number of rules and regulations to follow - Are these necessary?

Prison compounds are gazette security areas. Safety and security is therefore paramount in Prisons. The rules and regulations are essential in ensuring that safety and security exists inside prisons, ultimately, contributing to a safer Singapore.


9) What "perks" can a volunteer look forward to?

The intangible and most rewarding benefit comes from knowing that volunteers' efforts have made a difference in the lives of inmates, and witnessing the positive transformation in some of the inmates.

Aside from that, Prisons provide Basic Volunteer Training for registered volunteers to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge in their role as Prison volunteers. Developmental training which is certified by SSTI is also provided for the volunteers to allow them to specialize in specific skills in volunteering and working with people. An annual appreciation luncheon is held specially for the volunteers to thank them for their efforts and valuable time put in in our rehabilitation cause.


10) What should I do if I decide not to continue my volunteering?

Inform the volunteer coordinator from the organisation you are from or the programme unit if you are an individual volunteer. Return your volunteer pass as soon as possible.

YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITY PROJECT (YRCP)

1) How should volunteers respond if faced with a situation where the relationship between the inmate and the spouse is strained during a Home Visit?

Volunteers should try to establish the rapport with the offenders’ families and explain to them that the offenders signed up for the programme because they still care for them. In the event that the volunteers really could not handle the case, they should alert the Yellow Ribbon Champion, which is the project coordinator of their grassroots division.


2) What are the things that you need to take note when you conduct home visIt?

Volunteers are encouraged to conduct home visit in pairs, especially for female volunteer. You do not wish to be caught in a situation where you are the only female in the house with 4 male family members.


3) What is the appropriate timing to conduct home visit?

Most of the offenders’ families (clients) will also be working in the day. Volunteers must try to consider the convenience of the clients and not disturb their dinner time, sleeping time or prayer time.

YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT

1) What is the Yellow Ribbon Project?

Started in 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Project is a community initiative in Singapore that aims to create awareness of the need to give second chances to ex-offenders, generate acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community, and to inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into society.


2) How did the Yellow Ribbon Project get it’s name?

The inspiration for the Yellow Ribbon Project is the popular song 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree'. It's lyrics "I'm really still in prison and my love, she holds the key, a simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free" aptly describes the constraints facing ex-offenders after they are released from jail.


3) Who runs the Yellow Ribbon Project?

The Yellow Ribbon Project is managed by the Community Action for the Rehabilitation of Ex-Offenders (CARE) Network.


4) How can corporations support the Yellow Ribbon Project?

There are many ways companies can support the Yellow Ribbon Project, from sponsoring Yellow Ribbon Project activities to employing ex-offenders.


5) What can individuals do to support the Yellow Ribbon Project cause?

Everyone can play a part to support the Yellow Ribbon Project. You can support the cause as an individual by volunteering at Yellow Ribbon Project activities and programmes, donating to the Yellow Ribbon Fund or sponsoring Yellow Ribbon Project programmes and events.


6) How do I buy a Yellow Ribbon? Is it available all year round?

Yellow ribbons are available for a donation of S$2.00 throughout the year. Email us to purchase yellow ribbons.


7) I know somebody who is in jail and his family could really do with some help. Where can they find aid?

Several agencies offer assistance, from financial aid to employment and vocational training opportunities, marriage counselling and education grants for ex-offenders' children. Find out more about resources for ex-offenders.


8) What is the Yellow Ribbon Fund?

The Yellow Ribbon Fund administers funding to a variety of reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and support programmes to strengthen their families.Proceeds from the various Yellow Ribbon Project fund-raising activities go towards the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which helps to administer these funds to a variety of reintegration programmes for ex-offenders as well as social support services to their family members.


9) Is the Yellow Ribbon Fund a registered charity?

Yes, it is. The Yellow Ribbon Fund was granted Institute of Public Character (IPC) status in August 2004. The Yellow Ribbon Project’s Charity Registration No. is 01808.


10) Who are the beneficiaries of the Yellow Ribbon Fund?

Through agencies and programmes dedicated to the rehabilitation and care of inmates and releases, the Yellow Ribbon Fund helps ex-offenders with a genuine desire to change for the better to do so.


11) How can I donate to the Yellow Ribbon Fund?

Send a cheque with your pledged amount marked payable to the “Yellow Ribbon Fund” to:

Yellow Ribbon Fund Secretariat

407 Upper Changi Road North

Prison Headquarters Blk B

Singapore 507658


12) What does the CARE Network do?

The Community Action for the Rehabilitation of Ex-Offenders (CARE) Network has several initiatives to help ex-offenders reintegrate into society, including rehabilitative and aftercare programmes. It administers Yellow Ribbon Funding to a variety of reintegration programmes for ex-offenders and support programmes to strengthen their families.

It also spearheads the Yellow Ribbon Project, a community initiative in Singapore that aims to create awareness, generate acceptance and inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into society.

Last Updated on 20 Nov 2018
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