HACRO is a Hertfordshire based charity that’s been working since 1974 for the care and resettlement of offenders. We believe in second chances. We help people who’ve been on the wrong side of the law to get their lives back on track
84,648 people were in prison in June 2017. 59 will never be
At our local prison, HMP The Mount in Bovingdon, we work to make prison visits less stressful for families and children. 25,000 adults visit the prison annually. Most pass through the Visitors Centre where our volunteers run a tea bar. 4,898 accompanied children go into the Visits Hall, where they can safely use a play area where HACRO volunteers work alongside supervisors from our partners in CDA Herts.
Our Caring Dads
58 men at The Mount were helped by our volunteer business tutors to develop plans for self-employment on release. 29 men got accredited training as baristas while they worked in the coffee bars at HMP Bedford and HMP the Mount.
In the community, 25 men worked on training projects in our Leaving Prison Behind
We are working on new partnership initiatives to bring accredited training to ex-offenders and help them
Rehabilitation is not a popular cause, but it is vital if we are to tackle the unacceptable levels of reoffending. Keeping this in the public eye is an important side of our work.
The HACRO Achievement Awards highlight extraordinarily hard journeys some people make from prison to a productive life in the local community, as well as those helping them do it.
Our annual Conferences focus on key issues like employment; housing; prisoners’ families and attract strong support from opinion leaders and criminal justice professionals.
Attracting ten times these audiences in our digital world are our website www.hacro.org.uk and our Facebook pages, regularly updated with blogs about everything we do and care about to promote rehabilitation.