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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 Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development, and Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs.
NCPR comprises representatives from:
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
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