Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.

HACRO are on the News!

HACRO have been given the opportunity by BBC Look East to share the story of Dedicated Dads and of a client that completed the programme.


HACRO's Achievement Awards 2021

Let’s celebrate the achievements of individuals in Hertfordshire!

This year’s ceremony will be held in the University of Hertfordshire’s Weston Auditorium on 20th September 2021 at 6.30 for 7pm.  All referrers and nominees will be invited to attend the event. It is an occasion to celebrate the achievements of nominees and reward their determination and courage to turn their lives around. Please nominate a service user that you feel has made great leaps to  achieve this. Please use this link to obtain a nomination form and please return it to awards@hacro.org.uk


HACRO are pleased to announce that we are fully accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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.

“Prison in the Community, Community in the prison”

“Rebuilding the relationship with their children”



“Getting ex-offenders into work”