Areas of focus

Our targeted approach to reducing re-offending by 25 per cent has seen us develop strategies in specific delivery areas, with a focus on outcomes that we know contribute to a reduction in re-offending.

People who have had education and training, and who are in work, are less likely to offend. Re-offending is reduced when offenders address behaviours that lead to their offending – by changing their attitudes and beliefs towards offending; learning life skills; gaining the education, skills and experience that employers find valuable; and engaging with family and whänau as part of their reintegration to the community.

By strengthening rehabilitation and reintegration to prepare and support people to live law-abiding lives we can reduce re-offending and contribute to reducing crime overall.

Our six areas of focus to reduce re-offending are: