What We Do

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Who We Are

In the last 3 decades, ACSO has grown from a small organisation providing a halfway house for ex-prisoners to becoming a leading provider of forensic support services, delivering programs for people in or at risk of entering the criminal justice system in Victoria.

Our vision is to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons.  Our growth is testament to our ethos, ‘create another chance’ and how we go about doing it portrays our values.

We help people transition from prison, assist them in the community to stop them from re-offending and intervene to divert others from committing crime in the first place.  We offer innovative services responding to unemployment, mental illness, disability, homelessness, substance use and offending behaviour throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.  These services are delivered through our ‘wrap around’ service delivery model that integrates ACSO’s forensic residential, clinical care, disability and mental health case coordination, employment services and community enterprise divisions to achieve better outcomes for our clients and the communities we serve.