For 148 years, VACRO has walked alongside some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our society.
We support people in contact with the criminal justice system and their families to safely and successfully re-join the communities that help them thrive. Founded in 1872, we're Victoria's oldest and only specialist criminal justice reintegration service.
We believe every community has a role to play in supporting a person returning from prison. Together, we can provide hope and support for people’s new beginnings, and strengthen communities for everyone’s benefit.
New beginnings, stronger communities.
To support new beginnings for clients of the correctional system and their families, and build safer and stronger communities.
We show integrity in our relationships with each other, our clients, and the broader community.
We display respect by supporting our clients to achieve positive outcomes and lead meaningful lives.
We work towards inclusion for all stakeholders in the development of our programs.
We are adaptable to the conditions and opportunities that arise in our daily work.
Our five-year plan toward creating new beginnings and stronger communities.
Founded in 1872, VACRO is one of Victoria's oldest independent community organisations.
Learn about the difference we make for our clients, their families and communities.