Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.


HACRO news Autumn/Winter 2020:

HACRO launches new programmes

HACRO has launched two new programmes: ‘Dedicated Dads’ gives fathers support to improve their family life and WorkAbility tutors have developed a new online employability programme. Valerie Beale, HACRO’s Executive Chair was invited to do an interview on Radio Verulam to talk about the success of Dedicated Dads. To listen to the interview please click on play.

 Referrals for Dedicated Dads can be sent to caringdads@hacro.org.uk  using a referral form here.

HACRO recognises those who show determination to turn their lives round

In December, HACRO once again appreciated those individuals that have shown real determination and dedication into turning their lives around with a certificate of commendation. The event over Microsoft Teams proved to be a real success!

Volunteering recognition: HACRO wins Six-Point Promise Accreditation

HACRO has achieved Six-Point Promise accreditation, which recognises a good practice in volunteer management of organisations in Hertfordshire. and took 3rd place in the Communities 1st Valuing Volunteer Management Awards. 

About us:

HACRO (Hertfordshire Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders) is a charity that helps people who have been on the wrong side of the law to turn their lives around. We do this by delivering family support and ex-offender employment programmes – both proven to reduce re-offending.

The latest estimate of the annual cost of crimes against individuals and businesses is £59 billion in England and Wales. Reoffending rates are 28-30% with consequent costs to individual victims, families, and society. Reducing re-offending is a win – win – win: for society and victims, for the tax payer and for offenders who we enable to get their lives back on track.

Our Vision: 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.

Our Mission: 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.

What we deliver


“Prison in the Community, Community in the prison”

“Rebuilding the relationship with their children”



“Getting ex-offenders into work”