Notes to performance measures
|Note #||Reference/Performance measure||Definition|
|1||New measure for 2011/1||These new performance measures are being introduced for the 2011/12 financial year.|
|2||New service delivery for 2011/12||These performance measures are not applicable for previous years and are being introduced for the 2011/12 financial year; these relate to the introduction of the private prison.|
|3||The percentage of reports provided to agreed standards (judiciary)||
Reports are completed to formal standards as set out in the Community Probation Service Quality Assurance System (QAS). Specific guidelines are provided in respect of each of the individual report types that are included under the heading of ‘Probation’ reports.
Psychological reports are completed to formal standards as set out in the Psychological Services Operations Manual (Chapter 3, Section 2) including:
|4||The percentage of reports provided to court within agreed timeframes before sentencing||
Reports are completed to timeframes as set out in the Community Probation Service Operations Manual. Specific timeframes are provided in respect of each of the individual report types that are included under the heading of ‘Probation’ reports.
Psychological Services provide reports to court at least two working days before sentencing where a request is received, allowing an agreed minimum timeframe, as set out in the Psychological Services Operations Manual.
|5||The percentage of reports provided to agreed standards (NZPB)||
Parole Assessment reports
Quality standards are set by Rehabilitation and Reintegration Services. The Parole Assessment report is completed to the quality standard as identified in the Parole Assessment report quality assurance checklist including:
Parole Progress reports
Reports are completed to formal standards as set out in the Community Probation Service QAS.
Psychological reports are completed to formal standards as set out in the Psychological Services Operations Manual including:
|6||The percentage of reports provided to agreed timeframes (NZPB)||
Parole Assessment reports
Parole Assessment reports are provided to the NZPB at least 15 working days prior to the hearing date.
Parole Progress reports
Parole Progress reports are provided to the NZPB at least 10 working days prior to the hearing date.
Psychological reports are prepared for the NZPB at least five weeks prior to the hearing date.
|7||The percentage of registered victims who are notified as per Department and legislative requirements||
Victims’ Rights Act 2002 (Date of assent 17 October 2002)
Part 3 – Provisions relating to rights of victims of certain offences.
Responsibility of Corrections in relation to victims who have asked for notice and given their current address.
|8||The percentage of offenders who are notified as per the NZPB requirements||
|9||The percentage of victims who are notified as per the NZPB requirements||
|10||The third party provider has made available to the Department all information as required under the contract||
|11||Routine relationship engagement surveys are conducted in line with the relationship principles as set out in the contract||
|12||Develop a structured approach with the third party provider to review and implement innovative improvement opportunities which can support sustainable cost savings and service improvements||
The development of the structured approach will be based on the following areas:
|13||Non-compliance events in relation to the third party provider are managed in accordance with the contract||
|14||All information relative to the contract is provided to the third party provider in a timely manner to enable them to deliver the Department’s key strategies as per the requirements of the contract||
|15||The percentage of policy advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections that meets agreed standards||
|16||The percentage of policy advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections within agreed timelines||Each policy advice item requested is subject to timelines agreed between the Minister and the Department.|
|17||Breakout escape||Where a prisoner has breached security measures and the prisoner has physically left the area contained by the outermost perimeter fence or, if there is no such fence, prison buildings, police cell, court complex or other place of custodial control.|
|18||Other escape||Where low security prisoners walk away from their place of supervision and escapes while under the supervision of officers during escorted outings including escorts to and from court.|
|19||Serious assault||An act of physical violence that involves either: sexual assault of any form and degree, bodily harm requiring medical intervention by medical staff followed by overnight hospitalisation in a medical facility or bodily harm requiring ongoing medical intervention.|
|20||Unnatural death||Unnatural deaths include apparent suicide, homicide, drug overdose and accident.|
|21||Self-harm threat-to-life||Intentional acts of harm to which would most probably have led to death if there was no immediate intervention.|
|22||The percentage of eligible prisoners who are referred for a specialist health assessment within seven days of reception to a prison||
The numbers of new receptions who have been assessed as requiring a cardio vascular risk assessment (CVRA) and have consented to a CVRA.
The number of prisoners who are in continuous custody and have received a CVRA within eight weeks of consent.
|23||The total number of drug tests sampled||Include: Voluntary Participant (manual), Reasonable Cause (manual), Identified Drug User Voluntary Participant (manual), Temporary Release (random), Identified Drug User (random), General Random (random)|
|24||The percentage of initial offender plans which meet the agreed quality standards||
Quality standards are set by Rehabilitation and Reintegration Services and are assessed using a QA checklist in the Offender Management manual.
An offender plan is completed to standards as identified in the ‘Offender Plan Quality Assurance Checklist’, including:
|25||The percentage of initial offender plans which are completed to agreed timeframes||
|26||The percentage of prisoners entitled to receive an offender plan that received one||
Corrections Act 2004 – Section 51. Management Plans
This section applies to every prisoner who is:
|27||The percentage of prisoners that start classroom based adult literacy and numeracy education who met the selection criteria||
Prisoners who do not meet the cut score on the post sentencing “Skills Check” screening tool are eligible to undertake specialist diagnostic assessment. Suitability to start the programme is determined by the provider at the assessment stage.
Prisoners are eligible if they:
Note: Of these selection criteria only those prisoners identified with a literacy and numeracy need following an IDA will be measured.
|28||The percentage of prisoners who started classroom based adult literacy and numeracy education who demonstrate measurable improvements in literacy and numeracy skills as measured by the Tertiary Education Commission Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool||
Prisoners will be regularly assessed using the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool after each period of 32 hours of tuition.
Measurable improvements are where there is a statistically significant increase based on the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool.
|29||The number of qualifications achieved by prisoners through Corrections Inmate Employment||
|30||Compliance with Health and Safety management||An indication of the performance of CIE in managing its training and businesses in a safe and effective manner for prisoners and employees. The measure is based on the satisfactory completion of one annual assessment completed by ACC and two self assessments. These will be to secondary level standard according to the ACC standards. The measure includes any Department of Labour (DoL) on-site review following an accident being given a rating that incorporated approval to continue operating.|
|31||Offence focused interventions||The Department delivers a number of interventions to both prisoners and offenders. These are targeted at addressing factors relating to offending. Offence-related interventions require offenders to examine the causes of their offending and develop specific skills and strategies to reduce the likelihood of their re-offending in the future.|
|32||Other rehabilitative interventions||
The Department delivers a number of interventions to both prisoners and offenders. These are targeted at addressing factors relating to offending.
Rehabilitative interventions which are not specifically offence focussed encourage offenders to develop the motivation to change and learn new skills and strategies to enable them to modify their behaviour and reduce the likelihood of their re-offending in the future.
|33||The percentage of psychological reports provided to the agreed quality standards||
|34||The percentage of psychological reports provided within the agreed timeframe||As described in Chapter 3 of the Psychological Services Operations Manual: Reports must be written and provided to Prison Services /Community Probation Service within 10 working days following completion of assessment and completion or termination of treatment.|