Will residents be subject to electronic monitoring conditions?

Yes, all residents will be on a sentence of home detention with a condition for electronic monitoring. This will involve wearing an ankle bracelet that lets us track their location by GPS.

Will residents be referred to the programme from prison?

Around ninety per cent of residents will be referred to the programme from the community by a court.

However, around ten per cent will have received a short term of imprisonment with the court providing the opportunity for a “leave to apply for home detention” option in their sentence. These will be men who have been sent to prison because they lack suitable accommodation to complete a sentence of home detention at the time of their sentencing.

Where will residents be from?

The programme will be targeted primarily at men who have long-standing personal or iwi links to the Southern Region, particularly Canterbury.

Will there be restrictions on noise?

We want to minimise any disturbances to the community, especially neighbours. We will provide neighbours with a 24-7 number for you to contact us if there are any disturbances. We will respond to these immediately.

We will make sure that there is no amplified outdoor music after 8.00 pm and we will work within existing local authority restrictions around excessive noise in general.

How old will residents be?

They will have to be 18 or older to participate.