BACO is a registered charity and a wholly voluntary organisation. We aim to help offenders break their cycle of criminal behaviour and reintegrate back into society. We work in co-operation with both the Prison Service and Probation, but independently of both. We have a solid body of supporters, but seek to expand this, and for a nominal annual subscription of £20 we offer membership to those who share our aims.
We provide grants to serving prisoners, ex-offenders and those released on temporary licence (ROTL) and living within the county of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Requests for assistance come through the Probation Service, the BACO Support Service in prisons, and other charitable organisations. We are affiliated to the National Association for the Care of Offenders, NACRO – changing lives, reducing crime.