Welcome to the National Institute of Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) online platform. 

About NICRO

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 enjoys widespread recognition as the preferred service provider within the criminal justice sector and commands enormous respect for its innovative approach to social crime prevention. All interventions are geared towards creating conditions in which the opportunities and motivation for committing crime are significantly reduced and ultimately eliminated.

NICRO regards crime as one of the greatest threats to human welfare, social development, economic growth, national prosperity, poverty alleviation efforts and sustainable democracy. The organisation boasts a proven, measurable track record of success in its resolute and tireless fight against crime. NICRO tackles crime holistically and effectively, working at every level with individuals, families, and communities to reduce and prevent crime by:

  • Preventing impressionable, vulnerable youth from becoming entangled in the downward spiral of crime,
  • Diverting child, youth, and adult (mainly first-time) offenders away from the formal criminal justice system into specialist developmental, therapeutic programmes that really do prevent re-offending and reduce crime,
  • Providing constructive, effective alternatives to imprisonment for those convicted of less serious, non-violent crimes which succeed in teaching, healing and effectively breaking the cycle of crime,
  • Providing transformation and personal development opportunities for prisoners and former offenders, facilitating their rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society as productive, responsible, law abiding citizens who are an asset, rather than a danger or burden, and
  • Helping families and communities support offenders to turn their lives around and make a fresh, new, healthy start.

 

About NICRO Online

NICRO launched NICRO Online in 2020.  NICRO Online allows us to increase our reach by offering online interventions. Access to our online programmes is restricted. Should you wish to access our online programmes, please contact your local NICRO office.  Please visit our website for those contact details. 

Using NICRO Online for your Clients

If you are a service provider or agency and wish to refer your clients for online NICRO programmes,  please contact your local NICRO office.  Please visit our website for those contact details.

Courses list

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.

Integrated Social Crime Prevention Strategy

Category: Professional and Personal Development Programmes
The ISCPS Programme has been accredited with the South African Council of Social Service Professions for 12.5 CPD points. Participants must complete assignments and pass an exam with at least 80%. The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme in 90 days.

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
Not available yet: 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 ..

Social Work Supervision - Coming Soon!

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. The programme covers educational, administrative and supportive social work supervision. The programme costs R500 with a 90 day access license. You must complete the programme in 90 days.