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]

Student policy requests should be sent to VACRO's student placement page