Some Historical Programs
ACRO has a distinguished history in developing and funding innovative programs within the community. Some of these projects are funded by government (at all levels), others are self-funded as demonstration projects. Below is a selection of Projects undertaken. We would be happy to provide additional information on any of interest.
CPP (Crime Prevention Partnership)

A partnership between various levels of government, the business sector and the community to develop strategies to increase safety in the community
Youth Action Panels

Programs run within High Schools designed to engage students in the resolution of peer-determined problems for young people
Resettlement Program

Programs specifically designed to prepare offenders for re-entry into the community.
Crucial Crew

Crucial Crew is an innocative approach to personal and public safety for children of primary school age.
The ACRO Family Centre

ACRO's Family Centre operated continuously at various locations since June 1986. Its location at Wacol was closed at the end of August 2010 ending almost a quarter century of service in transport for families of inmates. During its last two years the organisation joined in a strategic alliance with Sisters Inside and the Samoan Community Advisory Council in Queensland to provide specialist advice and information for people disadvantaged by the Criminal Justice System. ACRO's financial support for the families of prisoners continues in different forms as does its support service for those engaged in the criminal justice arena.

Australian Teens Advocating Change (ATAC)
An organisation of young people actively involved in programs to address issues such as racism, drug misuse, peer pressure and so forth.

Buddy Program
A mentoring project within the High School System designed to reduce levels of bullying.

Halfway Housing for Released Prisoners
A housing project in the community specifically for those still under sentence. This project had an extraordinary success rate in that few residents returned to jail or reoffended.
STIR
A project to raise awareness of HIV infection in the context of risky behaviour in correctional centres.
JobClub
A project designed to assist people to find employment. It was highly successfully with some of the highest rates of placement in Australia.
Catherine House
This was a halfway house program for fully released prisoners.