The Singapore After-Care Association (SACA) was formed in 1956 and was registered as a charity in 1984. The Association is a voluntary welfare organisation affiliated with the NCSS and is also a member of the CARE Network.
SACA is the key agency providing welfare and rehabilitation services for discharged offenders and their families. The Association recognises that, upon release, the discharged offender (thereafter referred to as client)would face problems related to employment, stigmatisation, acceptance by the family, etc. It also recognises that, during a client’s imprisonment, the family may be faced with several emotional and financial problems.
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.
SACA is governed by a Constitution. The Association is managed by an Executive Committee, which comprises volunteers from the public and representatives from the Ministries of Manpower and Home Affairs, Prisons Department and the Singapore Police Force. The Committee is elected into office annually during the Annual General Meeting.
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