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Review and enhance reforms in the Family Justice System Committee

RERF Committee builds on the work of the Committee for Family Justice, and aims to further strengthen the family justice system by incorporating therapeutic and restorative justice in the resolution of family disputes. The RERF Committee’s work includes considering issues such as costs, complexity and timeliness of legal proceedings, as well as how other appropriate dispute resolution methods and multi-disciplinary approaches can be utilised to promote more sustained and positive family outcomes.

The RERF Committee is co-chaired by Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts Justice Debbie Ong, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Law Mr Ng How Yue and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development Mr Chew Hock Yong. Other members of the RERF Committee are:

  • Professor Leslie Chew, SC, Dean School of Law, Singapore University of Social Science
  • Mr Vincent Hoong, Registrar, Supreme Court
  • Dr Sudha Nair, Executive Director, Promoting Alternatives to Violence
  • Mr Sim Gim Guan, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service
  • Mr Alfred Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Children’s Society
  • Ms Michelle Woodworth, Co-chairperson of the Family Law Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore

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