Established in 1946 with the task to create a caring and prosperous Malaysian society. Most of its officers then were former soldiers and staff from organisations such as the Salvation Army and the Red Cross.
Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKMM) has since undergone several changes during its history.
The primary objective of the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKMM) is to provide protection, welfare services, counselling and rehabilitation to target groups namely:
elderly or senior citizens
destitute persons (orang papa)
people with disabilities
victims of natural disasters
The following legislation are administered by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKMM):
Destitute Persons Act 1977 [Act 183]
Child Care Centre Act 1984 [Act 308]
Care Centres Act 1993 [Act 506]
Domestic Violence Act 1994 [Act 521]
Director General Social Welfare Act (Incorporation) Act 1948 [Act 529]
Child Act 2001 [Act 611]
Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 [Act 685]
Services provided by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKMM):
For Children (below 18 years old):
Protection, rehabilitation and development services for abused, exploited, discriminated, orphaned, abandoned and neglected children.
For Senior Citizens (above 60 years old):
RM300 per month in financial aids to those eligible. Activity center, respite care and care unit for senior citizens.
For Destitute Persons:
Rescue operation and protection for beggars and the homeless where they will be admitted to Desa Bina Diri through a court order.
For Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU):
Job coaching, financial assistance, workers with disabilities allowance, community rehabilitation program and disability equality training.
Welfare Assistance Scheme:
Financial assistance for the poor to reduce their financial burden and cover basic needs for the family. The Scheme is also designed to encourage those in this target group to gain employment and be independent.
Social Welfare Organisations for OKU:
Industrial Training and Rehabilitation Centre Bangi (PLPP)
Provides vocational training and medical rehabilitation to persons with disabilities.
Taman Sinar Harapan
Provides custodial care, protection and rehabilitation to persons with disabilities.
Taman Asuhan Kanak-Kanak (TASKA) OKU
Pre-school for disabled children in the following categories: down syndrome, autism, blind or partially-sighted, hearing and speaking disabilities, physical disability and learning difficulties.
Welfare Homes for Children:
Tunas Harapan Home
A foster home that provides protective care in a family environment for the underprivileged children.
Rumah Perlindungan ATIP
Social protection home established under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 [Act 670] for child victims.
Probation Hostel (Malay: Asrama Akhlak)
Provides care, shelter and guidance for children involved in crime or out of control and under remand or Probationary Order.
Sekolah Tunas Bakti
An institution for education, training and detention of children involved in crime or out of control and under remand or Probationary Order.
Taman Seri Puteri
Provides rehabilitation for children, especially girls, below 18 years of age and exposed to or involved in immoral activities.
Screenshot of Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia (JKMM)
Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat
Social Welfare Department Malaysia (SWDM)
Level 6, 9-18
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