Welcome to NICRO Online

Founded 110 years ago in September 1910, NICRO is one of the largest, most enduring South African non-profit organisations. The organisation, which specialises in social crime prevention and offender reintegration, boasts a rich, unparalleled history in human rights, juvenile justice, and innovative criminal justice reform. NICRO renders life changing services to approximately 14 000 to 15 000 direct beneficiaries and touches the lives of between 40 000 and 50 000 South Africans each year.

NICRO launched NICRO Online in 2020.  NICRO Online allows us to increase our reach by offering online interventions, as well as professional development programmes.  Some of the professional programmes are accredited with SACE and SACSSP.

Only professional development programmes are open for self-registration.  To make use of our client programmes, please contact your local NICRO office.

To see the full range of client and professional programmes, click on Programmes Offered in the right-hand menu. 

Please visit our website for those contact details.

Courses list

Adult Lifeskills

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
Adult Lifeskills is a personal growth programme designed for people over the age of 18 years. The programme covers the following topics: The ALP covers the following topics: 1. Personal growth 2. Thinking skills 3. Social skills 4. Civic literacy

Anger Management Programme

Category: Client programmes
This programme aims to equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to manage their anger better.

Basics of Conflict Resolution

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme focuses on teaching people the basic conflict resolution process, which they can apply in their personal and professional lives. The programme consists of videos, assignments and an exam. This programme does not have audio.

Beyond Boundaries

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
Beyond Boundaries is a lifeskillls programme for teenagers. It is designed to develop communication and self-management skills, and enhance an understanding of our responsibilities as well as our rights.

Chance to Change

Category: Client programmes
Chance to Change is an online educational programme focusing on alcohol and drug use. It is suitable as a primary and secondary intervention for substance use and abuse. The programme is an adaptation of the World Health Organisation's ASSIST and AUDIT programmes, and is used with permission.

Child Protection in the South African Context

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme provides a thorough overview of child protection in the South African context. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills they need to implement child protection measures in their organisations, as well as respond to child protection issues in the field.

Choosing the High Road

Category: Client programmes
Road safety is an issue that affects everyone throughout South Africa. We all need to use the roads to get around – to school, to work, to the doctor and to the shops. Most of us use the roads every day, as drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians, and for many ..

Fatherhood Programme

Category: Client programmes
This programme aims to equip male caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to become positive parents.

Introduction to Bullying for Educators and Practitioners

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme has been designed to familiarise educators and practitioners working in schools with information and strategies to manage bullying in schools.

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This is an introductory programme covering the basics of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The goal is to improve the general knowledge of what CBT is and how it can be applied to assist with personal and professional problems. This programme is geared towards professionals such as social workers and psychological ..

Introduction to Crime and Violence Prevention in South Africa

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme is aimed at crime and violence prevention professionals, and seeks to provide a sound introduction to crime and violence prevention in the South African context. The programme covers the main relevant theories and legislation, as well as practical examples of intervention implementation. The outcome is to equip practitioners ..

Introduction to Domestic Violence

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
The Introduction to Domestic Violence in the South African Context is a course aimed at professionals who encounter domestic violence victims and perpetrators. The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme in 90 days.

Introduction to Psychosocial Assessments in the Criminal Justice Sector

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme is designed for social workers, and covers the processes and requirements of producing a strong psychosocial assessment that can be used in court and to guide the interventions provided to a client. The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme in ..

National School Safety Framework (NSSF)

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
The National School Safety Framework (NSSF) is the core response of the Department of Education to school violence. The NSSF was developed by DBE and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP). CJCP has given NICRO permission to host NSSF training on NICRO Online. This training programme will equip ..

Positive Parenting Programme

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This is an online programme for parents and caregivers, providing a solid introduction to important topics such as positive discipline, keeping your child safe online and parenting LGBTIQA children.

Shifting Gears

Category: Client programmes
Shifting Gears is a programme which can be used for diverted or sentenced offenders. It targets adult clients who have committed the following road offences: • Driving under the influence of alcohol, • Driving with a blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limits, • Reckless and negligent driving, ..

Social Work Supervision

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme is designed to provide a detailed overview of what is required when rendering supervision to social workers. While the content has been developed for social workers, it is also applicable for counselling supervision. The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme ..

The Basics of Restorative Justice Conferences

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme introduces practitioners to the basics of implementing restorative justice conferences (RGCs) in the context of the criminal justice system.

The Integrated Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy (ICVPS)

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme contains an introduction to the ICVPS for community crime and violence prevention practitioners. The programme equips learners with the knowledge and skills they need to implement, monitor and evaluate the ICVPS in their community. This programme is a revised update of the older Integrated Social Crime and Violence ..

The Road to Resilience

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
Being emotionally and psychologically resilient means having the ability to adapt and bounce back from difficult or challenging situations. It involves effectively coping with adversity, stress, trauma, or other emotional disturbances, and maintaining mental well-being. This programme covers the basic knowledge and skills you need to become more resilient.

The SACSSP Code of Ethics

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
This programme provides a detailed overview of the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (SACSSP)'s Policy Guidelines for Course of Conduct, Code of Ethics and the Rules for Social Workers. This programme does not have audio. The programme is accredited for 7 CPD points (248/2023).