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Medical social worker believes in second chances for offenders

Mr Roger Tan won a Healthcare Humanity Award earlier this year for his work with psychiatric patients who have committed offences. He helps them set goals and work on achieving them.
Mr Roger Tan won a Healthcare Humanity Award earlier this year for his work with psychiatric patients who have committed offences. He helps them set goals and work on achieving them.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Medical social worker helps psychiatric patients under mandatory treatment orders

For over a decade, Mr Roger Tan has worked to help society's outcasts.

The majority are criminals whose offences include homicide, arson, animal abuse and sexual crimes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'He believes in second chances for offenders'. Print Edition | Subscribe