Charity information


At Nacro, the crime reduction charity, we are dedicated to reducing crime and reoffending in communities across England and Wales. We design and deliver programmes that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and move away from crime. We work with people before, while and after they are in trouble helping them to change their behavior.

Founded 1966

  • Mission statement

    Working across a number of key areas including Education, Housing, Justice, Health, Resettlement Advice, and by influencing policy we ensure everyone benefits: the person in trouble, their victims and potential victims, and the wider community around them.

  • Aims

    Nacro aims to:

    • Education We provide young people with the skills they need to get back into education, training or employment through specialised courses such as pre-vocational and vocational programmes, problem-solving and employment preparation programmes that are designed for people who are stuck and can’t see a way forward.
    • Housing We provide accommodation, support and wellbeing services, outreach services and information, advice and guidance to help people change their lives, feel safer and connect with their communities.
    • Justice We work with offenders in the courts, in prisons and in the community, managing the offender journey in a way designed to minimise the risk of reoffending. We also work at the heart of communities to give people the best possible chance of reintegrating into society successfully. Health Our services combine a dual focus on the individual and the community, offering people interventions, information, advice and guidance programmes so they can not only recover from drug or alcohol dependence but also start to contribute actively and positively to the community.
    • Resettlement Advice Service Our dedicated national phone and online service provides advice and support on resettlement matters to offenders, their families and practitioners such as finding somewhere to live, getting a job and dealing with the disclosure of a criminal record. We also directly support employers and other organisations on all matters relating to the disclosure of criminal records and allegations.
    • Working in partnership to influence policy We use our knowledge of what works to reduce crime to help inform policy and shape practice. In line with this, we work closely with government and public and private sector partners, using our experience on the ground to establish and pilot the best ways of reducing crime in local neighbourhoods. Nacro is also a regular contributor to government consultations and important debates on key subjects in the criminal justice sector.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1966

    Registered Charity Number: 226171

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 518

    Part time staff: 266

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 0121 380 4845

    Address: Challenge House 148 - 150 High Street Aston B6 4US

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