VACRO staff support people to stop smoking

Seven frontline VACRO staff members have been trained to support program participants to stop smoking tobacco. Read more

VACRO welcomes spent convictions legislation

Victorians with a criminal record have a second chance at stability with a new law striking out old convictions. Read more

67 children gifted Christmas presents through donation

We’re grateful for a $5000 donation from the Order of St John, which bought Christmas gifts for our participants’ families. Read more

Delivering employment support during COVID-19

How we're continuing to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prison leavers with employment pathways during the pandemic. Read more

Alan Coe recognised for First Nations leadership

Our Time to Work Engagement Service Engagement Officer received two awards in December 2019. Read more

VACRO presents on opportunities for post-prison employment

Contrary to popular belief, research shows prison leavers are dedicated, reliable workers—we shared the opportunity with Jobs Australia. Read more

VACRO presents benefits of video visits at OPEN Symposium

We shared insights from our experience running online video visits, which can help improve online visiting practices nation-wide. Read more

Alan Coe seeks justice for all Indigenous people

VACRO’s Time to Work Indigenous Engagement Officer in Gippsland, Alan Coe, supports new beginnings for Indigenous prison leavers. Read more

Specialist disability training for VACRO frontline staff

Our Specialist Disability Practitioner and Educator delivered training to enable staff to better support participants with cognitive impairments. Read more

A career uncovering the strengths of families

Meet our Parent and Family Counsellor, Horace Wansbrough, who strengthens family bonds to better support children. Read more

New support for VACRO’s employment programs

We’ve received a generous family donation to strengthen our employment projects for people in contact with the justice system. Read more

VACRO gives evidence to Parliament of Victoria’s Homelessness Inquiry

How our ideas are shaping homelessness policy for better post-prison outcomes. Read more

New research capacity for VACRO’s programs

Dr Aaron Hart brings research and evaluation expertise as our new Strategic Research and Development Designer. Read more

Integrated services for better post-prison outcomes

A new project seeks to understand how connected services can improve people’s post-prison experiences. Read more

77 families linked through prison visit hotline

Our new phone support service connects families in prison despite COVID-19 visiting restrictions. Read more

COVID-19 impact on children with incarcerated parents

A new Monash University survey seeks input from families whose prison visits are impacted by COVID-19. Read more

Disability expertise for ReConnect program

Dr Laura Anderson brings specialised disability education to enhance our ReConnect program. Read more

Second Chance Cycles update

We carefully followed health protocols to safely re-open our bike workshop one day per week. Read more

Supporting safe prison video visits

We're assisting Corrections Victoria in moving prison visits online, keeping families connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

COVID-19 response

We're continuing to meet the needs of our clients while maintaining the highest standards of health and safety. Read more