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Pro Bono: Crime

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.

Add: 1 Havelock Square, #B1-18 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel: +65 6534 1564
Form: CLAS Application Form

2. Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) (info for lawyers)
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.
Tel: +65 3157 4450

These other agencies assist more with work injury claims and employment related issues:

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.

Contact information:

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

Add: MWC Help Centre, 579 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218193
Tel (24-hour helpline): +65 6536 2692

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: 180B Bencoolen Street #09-01, The Bencoolen, Singapore 189648
Tel: +65 6247 7001
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