During his previous appointment as Deputy Director in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division at the SPS from 2011 to 2013, Mr Abdul Karim made contributions in the areas of mobilising community support for offenders’ rehabilitation and reintegration.
With more than 20 years of experience as a Senior Prison Officer, Mr Abdul Karim has extensive experience in planning and implementing rehabilitation programmes and counselling for offenders.
The Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) has been actively involved in the anti-drug cause for over 42 years. SANA focuses on providing preventive drug education to students and the community to promote a drug-free Singapore. It also provides aftercare support for drug offenders who are approaching release and after their release through providing individual support to them through case management.
With SANA’s expertise in rehabilitation and treatment from a ground perspective, SANA will be speaking on the topic of ‘Preventive Education, Treatment and Rehabilitation – Sharing by a Practitioner.’
Synopsis of Mr Abdul Karim's presentation at APFAD:
Each year, the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) Aftercare Team handles more than 400 cases of those who are released from a drug rehabilitation centre and need continued Aftercare support. Drug offenders released from prisons often face a variety of challenges that may hinder their ability to become law abiding citizens.
The presentation also covered how SANA‘s new initiative in setting up a “Drop-In Centre” is expected to strengthen the continuum of interventions and support programmes for those who are released from prisons as well as for parents and members of the public seeking assistance for issues related to drug addiction.
Click here for the presentation materials: APFAD 2015 Presentation - Mr Abdul Karim