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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 Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development, and Ms Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs.

NCPR comprises of 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, Central Narcotics Bureau
  • National Council of Social Service
  • National Crime Prevention Council
  • National Youth Council
  • Singapore Police Force
  • State Courts
  • Academics
  • Self-Help Groups

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

Name Designation
Mr Desmond Lee
(Co-Chairperson)
Minister of Social and Family Development
Second Minister for National Development

Mrs Josephine Teo
(Co-Chairperson)
Minister of Ministry of Manpower
Second Minister for Ministry of Home Affairs

Ms Sim Ann Senior Minister of State for
Ministry of Culture, Community Youth
Ministry of Trade and Industry

Dr Lam Pin Min Second Minister of State for
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Transport

Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim Senior Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Social and Family Development

Ms Low Yen Ling Senior Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Manpower
Mayor, South West CDC

Mr Amrin Amin Senior Parliamentary Secretary for
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Health

Mr Alex Yam Chairperson of Government Parliamentary Committee for Ministry of National Development
Member of Government Parliamentary Committee for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Ms Tin Pei Ling Deputy Chairperson of Government Parliamentary Committee for Ministry of Social and Family Development
Member of Government Parliamentary Committee for Ministry of Health

Mr Hawazi Daipi Chairman for National Council Against Drug Abuse

Ms Rahayu Mahzam Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC

Mr Murali Pillai Member of Parliament for Bukit Batok SMC

Mr Gerald Singham Chairman for National Crime Prevention Council

Associate Professional Daniel Fung Chairman for Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health

Mr David Chua Chief Executive Officer for National Youth Council

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

Mr Edgar Foo District Judge, State Courts

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

Mr Sim Gim Guan Chief Executive Officer for National Council of Social Service

Mr Pok Cheng Chong Executive Director for Chinese Development Assistance Council

Mr Ravindran Nagalingam Chief Operations Officer for Singapore Indian Development Association

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

Ms Rahayu Buang 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

Last Reviewed On Mon, Nov 12, 2018