implement practice and policy that focuses on community safety by:
Introducing GPS tracking technology to better monitor our most high risk offenders who are serving community sentences or on parole.
Working alongside the Ministry of Justice to develop legislation that will:
keep offenders who are at very high risk of imminent serious sexual or violent re-offending detained on Public Protection Orders.
reduce unnecessary parole hearings and alleviate stress on victims of crime.
Strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of offender management by advancing the Corrections Amendment Bill and the Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill.
Delivering a multi-disciplinary case management system that will support decision making and review the strategies put in place to manage our high risk offenders in the community.
Embedding our Practice Leadership model in community probation to ensure frontline staff operate to the highest professional standards and are supported by best practice.
Ensuring planning between prisons and probation staff starts early to achieve better transitions for offenders from custody to the community.
operate our prisons to a recognised world leading standard by:
Implementing the Right Track approach across all New Zealand prisons to bring an active management approach into our daily interaction with prisoners.
Opening New Zealand’s first “high dependency” unit at Rimutaka Prison (supported by the Hutt Valley District Health Board) to better manage and monitor prisoners who have age-related health needs like dementia or Parkinson’s.
Tailoring our prisoner security classification system to ensure it contains the right incentives to motivate prisoner participation in activities that address their criminal offending.
Establishing a High and Complex Needs Panel to review the strategies put in place to manage our most behaviourally challenging prisoners.
Delivering a “Gang Exit” pathway for prisoners who are contemplating leaving their gang associations and leading a crime free life.
Investing in the progressive upgrade of our prison facilities to achieve a common set of security standards.
Leading the development of New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership prison in Wiri to achieve a new global standard in contracting for outcomes to reduce re-offending.