The Central Youth Guidance Office (CYGO) is an inter-ministry setup comprising officers seconded from MOE, MHA and MSF. We look into early intervention strategies to prevent youth-at-risk from committing crime.
CYGO and Policy Development Division/Ministry of Home Affairs are the co-secretariats to the National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism (NCPR).
What We Do
As the central co-coordinating agency, we keep an overview of the programmes and services for the youth-at-risk and look into addressing the gaps. Our work is part of an integrated approach towards prevention and early intervention and our roles include:
- developing policies with government agencies and community organisations to help youth-at-risk find positive alternatives to crime and anti-social behaviour;
- managing information on youth-at-risk for research and evaluation;
- leading in collaborative research on offending behaviour and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programmes;
- working with social service agencies and community organisations to develop programmes and to build their capabilities.
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Who We Help
- Youth-at-risk from 12 to 21 years old
- Government agencies involved in youth-related work
- Youth-related organisations
- Social Service agencies and community groups
- Parents and educators