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

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

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