Policy priorities VACRO advocates for systemic change that leads to a fairer justice system for all. In 2020, our policy priorities are as follows. Fewer people going to prison Reform bail laws Increase diversion Better treatment and support for people in prison Better physical and mental health treatment Better qualified prison staff with improved training Increased accountability and transparency Better post-prison support for successful community integration Increase funding support to extend ReConnect Increase support for families Increase housing support Improve access to jobs and training Introduce a spent conviction scheme Reduce stigma through community education We regularly make submissions to inquiries, reviews and discussion papers, on topics of disadvantage and criminal justice. See a full list of VACRO’s submissions. VACRO policy contact Michelle McDonnell Policy and Advocacy Advisor [email protected] (03) 9605 1926 Student policy requests should be sent to VACRO's student placement page.