Street Address:  Level 1/116 Hardware Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 
  Postal Address: P.O Box 14093, Melbourne 8001, Vic.
Phone: 03 9605 1900
  Fax: 03 9602 2355
  Freecall: 1800 049 871



VACRO makes inputs to submission processes on its own or as part of joint submissions.


  • Justice Reinvestment Senate Committee
  • SAC Court Fines & Infringement Fines


  • SAC APB Review


  • Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy and Future Directions of Public Housing in Victoria –
  • Temporary Absence (Signature on HPLC submission)
  • Women Drugs & Crime (Verbal Submission) 2009
  • Police Powers
  • Attorney Generals Spent Convictions Bill - Discussion Paper
  • City of Melbourne Youth Policy
  • An Inclusive Court (County Court)


  • Prisoner Voting
  • National Child Protection Framework - Discussion paper.


  • Discipline Review
  • Home Detention


2013 'Launch of Family Links Pilot' 

Geelong Magistrate's Court

Chair - The Hon. Mr Justice David Harper


  • Magistrate Stephen Myall
  • Lisa Ward (author of Courts BAsed Family Support)

2011Pasifika Community & the Law’ 

Berwick Justice Centre in partnership with Te Waka One Ocean & the Department of Justice Southern

The panel provided information on the current issues facing the Pasifika community and their involvement with police, courts and the community correctional system.

Chair - Melanie Field-Pimm: Senior Projects & Development Officer, VACRO


  • Amanda Bennett Consumer Affairs Victoria,
  • Loy Kop Sheriff’s Department,
  • John Insana Community Correctional Service,
  • Joey Herrech Victoria Police,
  • Temese Leilua & Di Tauteka Te Waka One Ocean

2010 Understanding Justice and Community for Women in Transition’ 

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

The panel discussed the particular issues that women face on transition into the community after incarceration, drawing attention to the link between community support and reintegration.

Panel -

  • Ms Giang Thi Tuyet Luong & Ms Barbara Almalberti
  • Dr Mary-Ann Robinson—VACRO
  • Associate Professor Rosemary Sheehan—Monash University
  • Ms Kerry Tucker—Swinbourne University Lecturer

2009 Out Of Prison, Out of Work’ 

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre

The panel looked at how criminal record checking is conducted in Victoria, how this is affecting employment opportunities for those exiting prison as well as a discussion on current research.

Chair - The Hon. Mr Justice David Harper

Panel -

  • Dr Helen Szoke CEO of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission,
  • Dr Bronwyn Naylor Law Faculty at Monash University,
  • Ms Meghan Fitzgerald Solicitor Fitzroy Legal Service,
  • Ms Donna Faulkner Executive Director of Work Solutions Gippsland
  • Community member Previous contact with the criminal justice system

2008The Legal System & Me’ 

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre

The panel explored a series of issues as they arise in context for non-legal people who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System; acknowledged the recent initiatives that have been implemented and asked if there are other solutions that could address these issues.

Chair - Charlotte Stockwell: CEO, Magistrates’ Court

Panel - 

  • Michael Dunlea Link Out Case Manager, VACRO
  • Marita Delany Client Services Manager, NJC
  • Ex-offender VACRO client – female non violent offences
  • Family member VACRO client - mother
  • Victim VSA client 


Victorian Association for the Care & Resettlement of offenders
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