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IIMAC Reaches Out To 1,600 Affected Children

November 27, 2016

On 27 November 2016, The Straits Times reported on the Initiative for Incarcerated Mothers and Affected Children, stating that the scheme was started in 2012 to ensure that children of newly incarcerated women are cared for and given the help they need to cope. The article noted that there were 1,118 women in jail at the end of 2015, and added that the scheme is run by SACA and has reached out to about 1,600 children.

SACA’s social worker, Ms Evina Subani, shared more about the realities faced by the children of incarcerated mothers as well as these children’s caregivers, and how IIMAC functions to help alleviate the situation.

Article is also available online at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/care-initiative-reaches-out-to-1600-affected-children