Who we are

Corrections is one of the largest government departments in New Zealand, employing over 8,000 staff, the majority of whom work with offenders in either our 17 prisons or Community Corrections sites across New Zealand.

Every day Corrections works with a variety of groups and agencies to protect the public and ensure that offenders receive the help they need to turn their lives around. Our 2,500 registered volunteers are invaluable in our work to reduce re-offending.

Our story

Corrections was formed in 1995 on the principles of rehabilitation and public safety - which remain at the core of what we do.

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Our place in the justice sector

Corrections is part of the government's justice sector alongside other core organisations.

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Our structure

Our Chief Executive is Ray Smith.

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Our priorities

We want to break the cycle of re-offending and create lasting change.

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Our privacy commitment

Corrections obtains personal information to help meet our legal functions to improve public safety and reduce re-offending by 25% by 2017.

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The New Zealand Parole Board

The New Zealand Parole Board is an independent statutory body that considers when offenders can be released on parole.

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