Singapore, 11 January Located along Upper Changi Road North, the newly operationalised Selarang Halfway House 2 is designed to provide a conducive rehabilitative environment to ex-offenders seeking to reintegrate into society, and will complement the existing network of faith-based halfway houses that SPS works closely with. It will house both male and female ex-offenders in separate blocks as part of a supervised step-down approach to facilitate their gradual reintegration into society. They will attend counselling sessions, and are allowed to work or attend vocational training. Suitable supervisees are also given time-off to return home and spend time with their families or participate in community activities. The Halfway House will be part of a larger integrated development - the Selarang Park Complex 3 - slated to be ready in By providing a conducive and rehabilitative environment, the Selarang Halfway House, in close partnership with the SPS, works with residents to address their reintegration needs and facilitate their journey to stay crime-free. The new headquarters, which is located within the Changi Prison Complex, allows better synergy between the staff and line units in SPS due to the closer proximity, and enables greater command and control over the operations of the prisons. For example, it houses a purpose-built Operations Centre, with enhanced capabilities for monitoring of the prison, thereby enabling better sense making for incident management. SPS protects society through the safe custody and rehabilitation of offenders, working closely with its partners in aftercare and prevention.
The Straits Times
The Selarang Halfway House provides aftercare support to selected ex-offenders on mandatory aftercare. The newly operationalised facility is designed to provide a conducive rehabilitative environment for ex-offenders after their release from prison. They will attend counselling sessions and are allowed to work or attend vocational training during their stay there. Staff from Selarang Halfway House will work with the residents to address their reintegration challenges, adopt more prosocial behaviours and facilitate their progress in the reintegration journey. Through these efforts, we hope to help them break away from their cycle of re-offending and continue living crime-free lives in the community. Jump to. Sections of this page.
It is very good to be part of this project. A number of other facilities are still under construction, and will be ready by the middle of next year. The purpose is to improve rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders. This has been a key part of our thinking so that they do not come back to the prison.
A halfway house is an institute for people with criminal backgrounds or abusive drug use tendencies to learn or relearn the necessary skills to re-integrate into society and better support and care for themselves. As well as serving as a residence, halfway houses provide social, medical, psychiatric, educational, and other similar services. They are termed "halfway houses" due to their being halfway between completely independent living on the one hand, and in-patient or correctional facilities on the other hand where residents are highly restricted in their behavior and freedoms. The term has been used in the United States since at least the Temperance Movement of the s. Halfway houses in the US generally fall into one of two models. In one model upon admission, a patient is classified as to the type of disability, ability to reintegrate into society, and expected time frame for doing so. They may be placed into an open bay same-sex dormitory similar to that found in military basic training with fifty or a hundred similar residents in a gymnasium-type setting all going through the same thing at the same time. As the patients become able to increase their skill level and decrease their dependency on support services, the dorm members become fewer to the point where, at the final stage before being able to get their own apartment, the patient may have only one or two roommates. Another model reverses this. New patients are admitted in individual rooms providing one-to-one services and programming.