Community Based Sentences (CBS) are alternative sentencing options by the Courts that does not result in a criminal records upon successful completion of the sentences. CBS are suitable for selected first time offenders, taking into consideration the circumstances of the cases and the nature of the offences.
Cases that are suitable for CBS are generally sent to the Community Court, which adopts a problem-solving approach that combines criminal justice and community resources for a comprehensive response.
Singapore Prison Service (SPS) manages the Day Reporting Order (DRO) and Short Detention Order (SDO) of the CBS.
Day Reporting Order (DRO)
- Offenders are required to report to Day Reporting Centres for counselling and rehabilitation programmes.
- Offenders are also electronically tagged and are required to adhere to curfew hours.
Short Detention Order (SDO)
- A community sentence where offenders are detained in the prisons for up to 14 days