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Pro Bono: Crime

Supporting Agencies

Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Charmaine Yap Yun Ning '18 (LL.B. (Hon.) NUS) for her advice and assistance in this section.


For detailed information on substantive criminal law, refer to the Criminal Law tab.                                       

This page provides a listing of organisations migrant workers may seek help from in criminal matters:

1. Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (for non-capital offences)
CLAS provides criminal legal assistance to those charged with non-capital offences and cannot afford legal counsel. Read booklet for more infomation.

Add: The State Courts of Singapore, Level 5 (office beside Court No. 5), 1 Havelock Square, Singapore 059724
Tel: +65 6534 1564
Form: Query

2. Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO)
Those charged with capital offences are assigned free legal counsel under LASCO (Supreme Court), regardless of nationality. There is no means test to pass or eligibility criteria to satisfy.
Form (for lawyers): Application to be emplaced on LASCO's register of Counsel

3. HealthServe
Provides casework and legal support to migrant workers with legal and criminal issues.

​Add: HealthServe Head Office, 1 Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-07 Building 4, Singapore 388352. For other addresses listed click HERE.
Clinic Tel: +65 9487 1377
Office Tel: +65 6743 9774

4. Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME)
HOME provides free legal aid for workers in Singapore and continues to assist them on return to their country of origin.

Add: Refer to addresses listed HERE
Tel: +65 6741 1725
Hotline (domestic workers): 1800 797 7977 / +65 6341 5525
Hotline (migrant workers): +65 6341 5535

5. Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC)
Migrant workers can seek free basic legal advice and information at the Free Legal Clinic, a joint initiative of the Law Society of Singapore's Pro Bono Services Office and MWC.

Add: MWC Serangoon, 579 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218193
Tel: +65 6536 2692
Free Legal Clinic is open 12-2pm on the dates listed HERE

6. Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2)
TWC2 is a non-profit organisation and registered charity. Workers requiring legal assistance may receive help at the Wednesday Clinic .

Add: 5001 Beach Road, #09-86 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
Tel: +65 6247 7001
Form: Reach out to us

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469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259773
+65 6516 2042