STATEMENT: National Reconciliation Week

Vacro stands with Reconciliation Australia to Be a Voice for Generations Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Response to the Victorian Budget 2023-24

Vacro welcomes targeted funding for healthcare and housing Read more

We’re calling on all candidates and parties to reveal their plan for a better justice system.

Our 12 priorities for the next government are grounded in the lived expertise of our participants and staff, and our comprehensive knowledge of the sector stretching back 150 years. Read more

Response to the Victorian Budget 2022-23

VACRO welcomes additional funding for supported family-visits. The Victorian 2022-23 Budget, announced on 3 May 2022, has allocated funding to expand our supported family visits program, currently running in both women’s prisons, into the men’s prison system. Read more

VACRO presents on families and prison at international research conference

Aaron Hart will present at the International Coalition for Children with Incarcerated Parents’ global research conference. Read more

VACRO gives evidence to Parliament of Victoria’s criminal justice inquiry

Marius Smith, Abigail Lewis and Jordan Dittloff testified in support of VACRO’s written submission to reform the criminal justice system. Read more

Expanding VACRO’s support for families in contact with the justice system

New philanthropic funding has enabled VACRO to increase our family counselling support to Beechworth Correctional Centre. Read more

VACRO receives funding for Family Visits Program

We’re pleased to announce a new program to connect families with women in prison. Read more

VACRO welcomes new Specialist Disability Practitioner and Educator

Occupational therapist Georgia Morsley joins VACRO to strengthen our specialist work supporting participants with disabilities. Read more

VACRO welcomes new Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor

Abigail Lewis joins VACRO after leading social policy research and communications at progressive think tank Per Capita. Read more

New jobs open in program support at VACRO

We're hiring three skilled staff to deliver housing, employment and client support. Read more

Expanding disability support for VACRO participants

People with disabilities leaving prison will continue to benefit from specialised support, thanks to expanded funding for our specialist role. Read more