Who we are
The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven not for profit, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision for a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and prison truly is the last resort. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending and intervene to divert others from committing crime.
We are growing, and expanded into New South Wales and Queensland in 2016. We have over 400 employees. Most of our employees are in Victoria, in both metropolitan and regional areas including Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland and Shepparton. We have offices in Corrimal NSW, and are located in Fortitude Valley, Ipswich and Beenleigh in Queensland.
Our people make us tick and, as an organisation, we live our values every day:
Our heart and passion is at the core of everything we do.
Belief in Humanity
We believe that everyone deserves another chance and
is entitled to opportunities which can help them to change their lives and realise their potential.
Integrity in all we do
We are genuine in our relationships with clients and each other, always true to ourselves and courageous in our approach.
We are willing to explore and develop new and innovative solutions and take on the challenges that confront us.
We promote, support and believe in the values of hope and recovery in all of our work.
We develop rehabilitation programs that divert people from committing crime or re-offending by helping them address and change problem behaviour.
We reintegrate people from prison back into the community, housing them and assisting them to successfully re-enter the workforce.