Incepted in 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP) is a community initiative in Singapore that aims to create awareness of the need to give second chances to ex-offenders, generate acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community, and to inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into society
The Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition (YR CAE) seeks to raise awareness on second chances for ex-offenders and it also provides a platform for inmates and ex-offenders to express their hopes and aspirations through art, showcase their artistic talents, foster closer family relationships and reach out to the community. Art programmes in the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) are advocated as a key component in our rehabilitative efforts, where the focus on skills training and mindset change plays an integral role in inmate’s rehabilitation and reintegration back into society.
Members of the public are encouraged to adopt these artworks. Your adoption entitles you to 2.5 times tax exemption and all proceeds will be channelled to the Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) for rehabilitation programmes and services. For more information, please email Mr Premchand at Premchand_shahri@score.gov.sg.