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National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism

About Us

The National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism (NCPR) was set up in April 2018 to oversee national efforts to prevent offending, re-offending and enhance rehabilitation of offenders.

The National Committee on Youth Guidance and Rehabilitation (NYGR) is subsumed under NCPR. The scope of NCPR includes at-risk children and youths, and offenders.

The NCPR is co-chaired by Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal​​, Minister of State for Home Affairs & ​National Development, and Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development & Culture, Community and Youth.

NCPR comprises representatives from:

  • Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Ministry of Social and Family Development
  • Attorney-General's Chambers
  • State Courts
  • Family Justice Courts
  • Institute of Mental Health 
  • National Council Against Drug Abuse
  • National Council of Social Service
  • National Crime Prevention Council
  • National Youth Council
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Government Parliamentary Committee
  • Members of Parliament
  • The co-secretariats to the NCPR are the Central Youth Guidance Office under the Ministry of Social and Family Development, and the Policy Development Division under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

NCPR Committee Members

NameDesignation
Assoc Prof Dr 
Muhammad Faishal​ Ibrahim
(Co-Chairperson)
Minister of State for 
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of National Development


Mr Eric Chua
(Co-Chairperson)
Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Social and Family Development
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Sun Xueling
Minister of State for
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Social and Family Development

Mdm Rahayu Mahzam
Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Health

Mr Murali Pillai​
Chairperson of Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law
Member of Government Parliamentary Committee for​​ Social and Family Development

Ms Tin Pei LingMember of Government Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Community and Youth
Chairperson of Government Parliamentary Committee for Communication and Information

Ms Joan Pereira
Deputy Chairperson of Government Parliamentary Committee for Social and Family Development
Member of Government Parliamentary Commitee for Culture, Community and Youth

Dr Wan Rizal
Member of Government Parliamentary Committee for Health
Member of Government Parliamentary Committee for Education
Mr Hawazi DaipiChairman for National Council Against Drug Abuse
Mr Gerald SinghamChairman for National Crime Prevention Council

Assoc Prof
Daniel Fung
Chairman for Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health

Mr David ChuaChief Executive Officer for National Youth Council

Mr Kow Keng SiongChief Prosecutor for Criminal Justice Division, Attorney-General's Chambers

​Mr Eugene Tay
​District Judge/Assistant Registrar, Family Justice Courts

Mr Edgar Foo
District Judge, State Courts

Ms Tan Li San 
Chief Executive Officer for National Council of Social Service

Mr Pok Cheng Chong
Executive Director for Chinese Development Assistance Council

Mr Ravindran NagalingamChief Operations Officer for Singapore Indian Development Association

Mr Christopher GordonMember of Management Committee and
Chairperson of Youth Engagement Sub-Committee for
The Eurasian Association

Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah 
Chief Executive Officer for Yayasan Mendaki


Central Youth Guidance Office

The Central Youth Guidance Office (CYGO) is an inter-ministry setup with officers from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Social and Family Development.

They keep an overview of the programmes and services for the at-risk children and youths, and look into addressing the gaps.

Find out more about CYGO

Our History

In 1994, an Inter-Ministry Committee on Dysfunctional Families, Juvenile Delinquency and Drug Abuse (IMC) was formed to study the problems and recommend solutions for these three areas. The IMC would evolve to become present day NCPR.

Find out more about NCPR's History