Singapore Prison Service - Befriender

Singapore Prison Service - Befriender

Singapore Prison Service welcomes passionate individuals to sign up as a befriender. The befriender service is given to befriendees - who may not have strong support from family nor positive peers.

As a befriender, you will foster a meaningful mentoring relationship with an offender that begins in prison and continues after their release, preparing them for reintegration into society.

You will be a part of a network of pro-social peers, including friends and mentors, to support the offender's reintegration efforts. Providing a positive peer influence can help prevent re-offending by allowing offenders to meet their social and other needs in lawful ways.

Key Details

Commitment Skills and Interest
Up to 10 months in Incare and continuing
on in Aftercare
Home Team Department
Singapore Prison Service

Did you know? Based on research, pro-social support and activities are important factors in helping a person stay away from committing an offence.

Who Is Eligible

We are looking for passionate individuals who are at least 21 years old and willing to befriend offenders and ex-offenders.

How to Apply

Apply Online

More About this Scheme

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For more information about this volunteer scheme, see the FAQs.

Contact us

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Community & Family Policy (CFP) Branch, Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division (RRD)

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SGT 2 (V) John Joel Seow

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There's a place for everyone and as a volunteer, we can help reintegrate ex-offenders back into society by spreading messages of second chances.

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