Government agencies to link up with NGOs to fight drugs and rehabilitate offenders
The Central Narcotics Bureau and the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) will work more closely with non-government partners in anti-drug advocacy, in-care and aftercare, as part of a new initiative to begin in the next few months.
Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli announced this on Friday night at the Prison Volunteers Awards Ceremony, adding that this initiative is to "improve the collaboration and support" between the authorities and community organisations.
In anti-drug advocacy, the collaboration will involve improving the preventive education strategies here and sharing Singapore's "zero-tolerance approach" on drugs internationally, he said.
For the in-care and aftercare sectors, the SPS will be developing a training and development framework for volunteers and aftercare professionals.