Targeted Interventions focuses on target groups with specific needs and issues. Social Work professionals reach out to vulnerable at risk children, youth and their families through preventive, early intervention and remedial programmes, guided by research, theories, practice wisdom and professional excellence.
SHINE is the Integrated Service Provider (ISP) appointed by MSF, running the following programmes:
Guidance Programme (GP) is a 6-month pre-court diversionary programme for youth offenders who have committed minor offences. Those who successfully complete the programme are given a warning in lieu of court prosecution.
Enhanced STEP-UP (ESU) is a support programme for students at risk of dropping out of school and youth who are out of school.
Youth Enhanced Supervision (YES) is a 6-month structured programme targeted at youth below 21 years of age arrested for drug consumption, to complement the urine supervision regime with casework and counselling interventions.
Theft Intervention Programme (TIP) is a specialised treatment group programme for adolescents who have repeatedly committed theft offences.
Triage aims to assist in the early identification and diversion of youth offenders from the criminal justice system for upstream work, assisting to form decisions on the appropriate response to the young person’s offending behaviour.
We also run the Youth COP (Community Outreach Patrol) Programme which is an award-winning social work programme that aims to reduce juvenile delinquency through early preventive intervention work. As youth crime is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, it requires a many-helping-hands approach with families, schools and the community working together.
The Youth COP programme’s collaborative approach between SHINE, Neighbourhood Police Centre and the School allows the programme to impact on the lives of at-risk youths across multiple contexts.