Resources for Families
Supporting families through incarceration; Supporting your loved ones’ rehabilitation
Singapore Prison Service (SPS) recognizes that incarceration of a loved one can be a difficult period for you and your family. In the Letter of Notification, you will also find a list of relevant helping resources in the community that can help you and your families. You may also approach the Family Resource Centre located at Prison Link Centre (Changi) to speak to a social worker.
SPS collaborates with many partners in the community to support families and offenders. During the rehabilitation journey, your loved one is able to request assistance for the family from partners like grassroots volunteers under the Yellow Ribbon Community Project, Family Service Centres and other social service agencies. You will also be invited to participate in programmes that aim to enhance your relations with your family members, including your incarcerated loved one. Some programmes also offer support to the children under your care.
SPS encourages your participation as your involvement in your loved one’s rehabilitation will help to motivate them and strengthen their resolve to desist from a life of crime and return as responsible members of your families.
This may be a challenging period for you, and you may be feeling overwhelmed from your loved ones' incarceration
The resources below share information that may be helpful towards your family or your incarcerated loved one.
1. Here are resources, such as self-care tips and how you can maintain contact with your loved ones. A list of community resources that may be able to provide assistance is also included
- Family Resources
- Community Resources Brochure
- Additional Helplines and Social Services
- Self-Care Tips
2. This handbook includes practical tips on what you can do to support your loved ones during incarceration and prepare for their reintegration.
The Singapore Prison Service worked with the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association to produce ‘A Woman’s Journey Home’, a book about that focuses on the desistance journey of women offenders through narrative stories compiled from current and ex-women offenders.
Launched on 29 September 2022, the book is source of motivation for offenders who are still on their change journey.
Read the e-book here or click on the image.