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

WorkAbility Pilot Project

HACRO and its partners are running a pilot project to check the WorkAbility concept and its outcomes. The pilot is based at Emmaus St Albans and the course is being delivered by tutors from the WEA. Susan Pope, Area Education Manager for the WEA commented, “The WEA...

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Introducing HACRO WorkAbility

What is WorkAbility? WorkAbility is a new HACRO initiative for supporting ex-offender employment and reducing their likelihood of re-offending. It is a partnership between the public sector (National Probation Service), private sector (BeNCH CRC), and voluntary...

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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.