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25 November 2014

This briefing informs you of the ten steps the Department intends to take to respond to and learn from the events resulting in the illegal departure from New Zealand of Phillip John Smith.

25 November 2014

Summary of the Chief Custodial Officer review into the failure to return from Temporary Release of Phillip Smith on 9 November 2014

12 November 2014

Read the Briefing to the Incoming Minister prepared in 2014.

23 September 2014

Quarterly community probation and prison facts and statistics.

01 July 2014

Corrections News is the quarterly flagship publication of the Department of Corrections; it gives readers a roundup of recent activity, news and interviews.

01 April 2013

Community Works is a quarterly publication with news about successful community projects around the country involving offenders serving community work sentences.

16 May 2012

Cutting the rates of re-offending adds significantly to the social well-being of our communities.

15 October 2014

Corrections' latest Annual Report and those from previous years.

05 November 2014

Corrections' strategy for 2014 to 2017, focused on reducing re-offending by 25%.

10 April 2014

The Offender Population Report (formerly known as the Offender Volumes Report) presents information about the offender population managed by the Department and helps Corrections plan and develop policies relating to offender management and rehabilitation.

13 October 2014

A series of reports that focus on particular sub-groups of the offender population.

21 July 2014

Young people aged 15-19 make up about 7.5 percent of the offenders we work with in prisons and the community. Find out more about how we work with young people.

21 July 2014

Corrections is responsible for keeping all prisoners safe and secure. This brochure explains how to find out what is happening when someone goes to prison, and how you can support them.

14 July 2014

This booklet explains the options mothers who have babies or who will give birth in prison have to care for and bond with their children.

30 May 2014

This summary gives an overview of the riot at Spring Hill Corrections Facility and key findings and recommedations from the inquiry.

21 May 2014

Each year, the Department of Corrections sets out for Parliament and the public what our primary focus will be in this, our Statement of Intent. This is the Statement of Intent for 2014-2018.

24 April 2014

This document outlines the findings of this review and future areas of focus.

22 April 2014

The Regional Plans set out the regions' major initiatives for year, reflecting their contribution to the Creating Lasting Change, Corrections' strategic plan.

17 April 2014

The Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill amends provisions in the Parole Act 2002 relating to extended supervision orders.

11 April 2014

To promote good practice and encourage professionalism, Corrections has launched a journal - Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal.

01 August 2014

This Regulatory Impact Statement provides an analysis of options for introducing an alcohol and/or other drug testing regime for offenders managed in the community and bailees.

21 July 2014

About Us explains Corrections key role in keeping our communities safe by breaking the cycle of re-offending.

21 July 2014

Our Community Work brochure explains the most common sentence in New Zealand, how it makes a difference to communities and ensures offenders make amends for what they have done.

21 July 2014

Employing someone with a criminal past can help them build a crime-free future. Our Crime-free Through Real Work brochure tells you more.

21 July 2014

Staying healthy can make it easier for people to address their offending behaviour. Find out more in our Managing Offender Health brochure.

21 July 2014

Corrections' greatest challenge is to break the cycle of re-offending so that our communities are safer. Our Approach to Rehabilitation tells you about our pathway to change.

21 July 2014

One of the keys to reducing re-offending is helping people live crime free after they have served their sentence or order. Find out about Our Approach to Reintegration.

21 July 2014

Our focus is on helping offenders change their attitudes and behaviour, but we keep victims at the centre of our concern. Find out more about how we work in this brochure.

08 July 2011

The Government's priorities for the Department of Corrections reflect its commitment to improved public safety, more effective prisoner rehabilitation, and obtaining the best value from the resources available.

17 May 2013

New Zealand's crime rate is at its lowest in 30 years, and the number of people in our courts and prisons is decreasing. With its primary goal of reducing re-offending, the Department of Corrections is making a significant contribution to this achievement.

18 July 2014

Six-monthly disclosures of the Department's Chief Executive's expenses.

01 May 2005

The Statement of Intent sets out the overall direction of the Department for the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006. It is organised into three parts.

01 October 2011

'Creating Lasting Change' Corrections' Strategic Business Plan 2011-2015 Year one.

01 May 2008

The Department of Corrections is an important part of the justice sector. It is responsible for ensuring that the sentences and orders of the courts are complied with and for the management of offenders in the community and the prison system.

01 May 2006

View Source This Statement of Intent sets out the overall direction of the Department of Corrections for the period 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007.

01 September 2008

The Department of Corrections Business Plan 2008-2013.

31 May 2013

The purpose of the Prisons Operations Manual is to provide instructions to Prison employees on the day-to-day activities relating to managing a prison.

01 May 2013

The Integrated Practice Framework (IPF) has been implemented by Community Probation as part of a fundamental redesign of probation practice for the management of offenders in the community.

20 February 2013

This literature and research review looked at the status of domestic violence interventions in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, United States and New Zealand (2012).

20 February 2013

A formative evaluation of the 'Tai Aroha' residential community-based programme for high-risk offenders (2012).

20 February 2013

An evaluation of the performance and effectiveness of Corrections' four High Risk Special Treatment Units (2012).

20 February 2013

This review covers: trends in youth offending in New Zealand, developmental considerations, interventions and youth offending, characteristics of effective programmes, and specific responsivity (2012).

01 September 2012

'Creating Lasting Change' Corrections' Strategic Business Plan 2011-2015 Year two.

07 October 2009

The Department's Prisoner Skills and Employment Strategy for 2009-2012.

01 July 2008

The CPPS Plan to Improve Compliance with Procedures for Managing Parole Orders 2008-2009.

15 September 2008

Reconviction patterns of released prisoners: A 60-monith follow-up analysis.

02 February 2012

Read the Briefing for the Incoming Minister prepared in 2011.

01 June 2013

We make sure that prisoners in New Zealand are contained humanely.

01 July 2001

Inmate Employment Strategic Document.

01 June 2013

Four main pieces of legislation govern the work of the Department of Corrections. These are the Corrections Act 2004, Parole Act 2002, Sentencing Act 2002 and Bail Act 2000.

01 June 2013

This Act establishes New Zealand's corrections system - which Corrections is responsible for administering.

01 June 2013

The Corrections Regulations 2005 provide detailed rules to ensure the good management of the corrections system and safe custody of prisoners.

01 June 2013

The Corrections Amendment Act 2013 was passed to remove legislative barriers to the better management of prisoners.

01 June 2013

This Act sets out the rules governing the granting or refusal of bail.

01 June 2013

The Parole Act 2002 specifies how and when offenders are released from prison.

01 June 2013

This Act sets out the major purposes and principles of sentencing to guide Judges in the exercise of their discretion to sentence offenders.

18 September 2012

View Source The Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill establishes a new civil detention regime with a new court order to be called a Public Protection Order with secure residences located in prison precincts.

14 October 2011

This Bill contains nearly 50 legislative amendments to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Corrections system.

09 June 2011

Measures are being taken to address prison population pressures, including approval for extended double-bunking at five prisons. However, there is uncertainty about the ability to access the additional double-bunked capacity.

01 February 2013

CorrVolunteer: News for Volunteers working for the Department of Corrections.

03 April 2012

This report investigates the reasons why there are relatively high volumes of offenders on community sentences in New Zealand compared with other jurisdictions.

13 May 2008

Over-representation of Maori in the criminal justice system

15 September 2008

Reconviction patterns of released prisoners: A 60-monith follow-up analysis.

15 September 2008

Reconviction Patterns of Released Prisoners: A 36-months Follow-up Analysis.

24 February 2012

Benchmarking Study of Home Detention Programs in Australia and New Zealand.

27 May 2007

Reconviction Patterns of Released Prisoners: A 36-months Follow-up Analysis

13 April 2011

Table of contents of Risk assessment of recidivism of violent sexual female offenders

13 June 2008

Study examining ethnicity-based differences in offenders obtaining Leave to Apply for Home Detention.

13 April 2007

The Utility of the Psychopathy Checklist - Screening Version for Predicting Serious Violent Recidivism in a New Zealand Offender Sample

13 April 2007

Information on New Zealand high-risk offenders

13 April 2007

Table of contents of the Effectiveness of Correctional Treatment

13 April 2007

Te Whakakotahitanga - An Evaluation of the Te Piriti Special Treatment Programme

13 April 2007

Information on Child Sex Offender Treatment

13 April 2007

The census provides a snapshot of the inmate population, which assists the Department in the analysis of how best to respond to offenders' needs and reduce re-offending

14 November 2011

A report from the Department of Corrections to the Minister of Corrections, introducing options for reducing the use of imprisonment under the headings: prevention, alternative sentencing, rehabilitation of established adult offenders. (2001)

13 April 2007

The Criminogenic Needs Inventory (CNI) has been developed to complement the Risk of reConviction (RoC) models by identifying why offenders are at risk

13 April 2007

Best use of Psychological Service treatment resources

13 April 2007

The Prison Youth Vulnerability Scale (PYVS) is a rating scale for the assessment of vulnerability in imprisoned male youth aged from 17 - 19 years

13 April 2007

An investigation into the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among New Zealand inmates

13 April 2007

Statistical models which predict four types of re-offending

13 April 2007

The Driving Offender Treatment (DOT) scale was developed to assess change in beliefs and attitudes that support further traffic offending

13 April 2007

Evaluating the Kia Marama Treatment Programme for New Zealand Sex Offenders Against Children

13 April 2007

A literature-based intervention strategy for young offenders

13 April 2007

Storm Warning - Statistical Models for Predicting Violence

13 April 2007

A study to establish whether family members of inmates have relocated to the prison region as a result of the imprisonment, and to determine whether those who move do so permanently or leave after the inmate is released

01 January 2004

Contents page of A Risk-Need Profile Using Four Measures for Youth Offenders Incarcerated in Young Offender Units

01 July 2013

Contract between the Department of Corrections and Serco for the mangement of Mt Eden Prison

12 August 2013

Drug and alcohol abuse is a major driver of crime. Two-thirds of New Zealand prisoners have substance abuse problems and more than 50% of crime is committed by people under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

12 August 2013

We will increase the quality and availability of interventions to ensure that more offenders receive rehabilitation programmes with proven results.

12 August 2013

Our community probation staff play a key role in reducing re-offending. Working on the frontline, probation staff have the ability to make important decisions that can make a real difference to people's lives.

12 August 2013

We know that people in regular employment are less likely to re-offend. However, for many prisoners with a criminal history and limited education, it can be hard to find a job upon release.

12 August 2013

Recent data has shown that up to 60% of prisoners are unemployed before imprisonment. Yet we know that people who find stable employment on leaving prison are less likely to commit crime in the 12 months after their release.

12 August 2013

We work with a number of iwi and community groups that have proven results in rehabilitation and helping prisoners make a successful return to their communities.

30 August 2013

Creating Lasting Change Year Three is Corrections' strategy for 2013-2014. It sets out the Department of Corrections' vision for the future, and outlines the steps needed to get there.

05 November 2013

Report on phase three of the formative evaluation of the Mothers with Babies Units, June 2013

16 October 2013

Synthesis of Selected Literature on what works for Maori.

01 December 2012

Findings from a two-phase research investigation.

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