Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.


Giving offenders a second chance.



Fly away from lockdown and raise money over Easter!

We are fund-raising by selling ‘virtual balloons’ in a race.
Go to https://www.balloonrace.com/HACRO and click ‘buy a balloon’ £4 each. You then follow them on a virtual map 1 April to 8 April. Winner gets an Easter goodies box.
This year more than ever vulnerable people are under pressure, which is why HACRO has launched this fund-raising appeal, supporting ex offenders with basic essentials such as clothing, transport, ID documents. It can be the start of the big journey to rehabilitation.
Balloon race donations are via PayPal but you can check out as a ‘guest’ without an account.
Please help us to help others that need a helping hand to rebuild their lives!

Living Wage Foundation Accreditation

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.

What we deliver


“Prison in the Community, Community in the prison”

“Rebuilding the relationship with their children”



“Getting ex-offenders into work”