Welcome to the HACRO Website



is a world in which everyone on the wrong side of the law has the chance to turn their lives around and lead a life fully contributing to society.




is to offer support for offenders, potential offenders and their families to manage positive change in their lives; to engage with influential partners in the community of Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties; and work to establish a range of educational and training initiatives with a focus on gaps in provision.

Your donation can help get someone's life get back on track

See our current initiatives Below. Donate


Will buy new identity papers/ birth certificate for an ex offender who’s lost them


Will pay for a prisoner’s Barista exam


Will pay for an abusive father to become a better dad through Caring Dads


Will run our Leaving Prison Behind programme for one week

Hard Work and Some Holiday Season Fun!

With over 25000 visitors to HMP The Mount each year, including nearly 5000 children in 2017, the organisation and well running of the Tea Bar by the HACRO Organiser and the team of Volunteers remains essential to the ongoing work involved in running The Visitors’...

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HACRO WorkAbility Gets Thumbs Up

HACRO’s first WorkAbility course ends next week. Here’s what two of the participants have to say about their experience of WorkAbility: “I have found the course to be very helpful. I have managed to improve my self-confidence and learned positive and vital information...

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Service User 1

Working with HACRO has helped build my confidence. The projects are a great way to build up self esteem and learn how to work as part of a team. If I never had the projects run by HACRO I’d feel lost.


Service User 2

I came out of prison in August 2015. I’ve worked with Tony from HACRO since my release. Working on projects has boosted my self esteem and I have gained valuable knowledge from working alongside Tony.

Service User 3

I was released from jail onto C2 where I was introduced to HACRO at the IOM projects. Whilst here Tony helped me with getting a job with Blue Sky.He was a massive help with getting a job and keeping me on the straight and narrow.