Please note that all NICRO offices will be closed from the 16th Dec to the 3rd Jan 2023.  If you need help during this period, please contact:

Free telephonic counselling: 0861-322-322 ♦ Gender-based Violence: 0800-150-150 ♦ Cipla 24hr Mental Health Helpline: 0800 456 789 ♦ Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567

About Us


Founded in September 1910, NICRO is one of the largest, most enduring South African non-profit organisations.

NICRO specialises in social crime prevention and offender reintegration for adults and children, and has a rich history in human rights, juvenile justice and innovative criminal justice reform.

NICRO has offices in seven of the nine provinces, and renders services to approximately 12 000 to 15 000 direct beneficiaries, and touches the lives of between 40 000 and 50 000 South Africans each year.