Nexus Reintegration Service
Established in 2011, Nexus Reintegration Service began as a Family Resource Centre which served as a one-stop centre linking inmates and their families up with community resources.
Today, Nexus Reintegration Service has grown to a family of programmes and services, specialising in addictions and correctional work, aimed at increasing successful reintegration and reducing recidivism. Nexus offers both in-care and after-care services such as casework and counselling and psychoeducational groupwork programmes for incarcerated individuals and their families in partnership with the Singapore Prison Service.
Nexus also works hand-in-hand with community partners and various stakeholders to support the recovery journey of incarcerated individuals and their families as they seek to achieve their goals of reintegrating back into society.
The Case Management Service aims to provide newly-released high-risk ex-offenders the necessary support to facilitate their reintegration into society through casework and counselling services for a period of 14 to 20 months. Nexus’ Case Managers coordinate a range of services available in the community to address clients’ goals and needs based on their individual service plans. Case Managers also work with clients to address factors that place them at risk of recidivism in order to prevent re-offending and relapse.
The Social Skills Training Programme aims to equip inmates with skills to increase their awareness and understanding of dynamics within their social relationships. This would allow them to better understand themselves and their emotional triggers as well as increase their sense of self-efficacy to facilitate healthy decision-making.
The Family Reintegration Programme is designed to support incarcerated individuals with the knowledge and skills to relate more positively with their families. The programme aims to support clients in their reintegration to the family unit and to increase the quality of the family as a protective factor, so as to promote lower risk of recidivism.
The Drug Intervention Programme was designed based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change and Cognitive Behavioural Theory. It aims to equip inmates with the knowledge and skills to abstain from drugs and develop a prosocial lifestyle that supports desistance.