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.
NICRO’s Vision and Commitment to a Safe South Africa
NICRO believes in reconciliation and healing, building a democratic society, strengthening a human rights culture and creating a safe South Africa in which crime and violence no longer govern.
NICRO is committed to ensuring the advancement of a country and communities in which all South Africans are secure and protected, able to access their rights and have opportunities to prosper. To this end the organisation engages in lobbying and advocacy, capacity building, direct service delivery and research.
NICRO adheres to the principles of good governance and sound environmental practices.