Lasting Relevance
Lasting Relevance

NICRO’s durability and distinction are directly as a result of the lasting relevance of the organisation’s philosophy and purpose

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Since 1910

Founded in September 1910, NICRO was the first organisation in South Africa, to offer services to prisoners and their families. NICRO is one of the largest, longest surviving local, truly South African, NPO’s


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Qualified Staff Only

Direct services by 96 Social Workers with degrees and 36 Auxiliary Social Workers. All Registered with the SACSSP.Work in teams lead by Senior Social Workers.

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Real-time Relevance

NICRO continuously conducts research, reviews, and evaluations to ensure that our services remain relevant, and adequately address social challenges with best practice responses to crime and social crime prevention.

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National Footprint

NICRO’s services are rendered from 16 offices and 53 service points located in communities and/or at courts in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape

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Adding Value

NICRO enjoys recognition as the preferred service provider in the criminal justice sector. We have an unparalleled history in human rights, juvenile justice and criminal justice reform.
We continue to evolve, improve service delivery and change lives meaningfully. We respond to social challenges with relevant and impactful solutions.

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Pioneers & Frontrunners

NICRO introduced probation services and community services as an alternative to imprisonment, pioneered diversion and non-custodial sentencing, and made ground-breaking contributions to South African society and the criminal justice system.

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Notable Contributions

NICRO contributed to:

• Probation Services Bill
• Community-based Sentencing
• Correctional Services & Supervision Bill
• Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998
• Sexual Offences Bill
• Service Charter for Victims of Crime
• Implementing and promoting diversion and non-custodial services

anger management

This programme addresses the social functioning skills deficit associated with anger and anger-related behaviours and empowers participants to improve their anger management skills while simultaneously acquiring the core social and cognitive skills needed to function effectively in society.

The programme is suited to low to medium risk adolescents aged 14 to 18 and adults.

The programme comprises ten psycho-social life skills building group sessions of approximately two hours each. It incorporates elements of social and personal skills training and cognitive behavioural therapy. Three sessions are specifically devoted to understanding anger and developing practical strategies to manage anger effectively.

The Anger Management Programme...

  • Improves interpersonal and social functioning skills, with a specific emphasis on anger management and self-control.
  • Reduces the likelihood that individuals will resort to anger and aggression to solve problems or as a way of dealing with anxiety and frustration.