Corrections' role within the justice sector

Corrections exercises considerable influence within the justice sector outcome framework. The Department’s management of correctional facilities and community-based sentences and orders holds offenders to account and contributes to trust in the justice system, and our rehabilitative and reintegrative work with offenders reduces crime and its impact, leading to safer communities and a safe and just society.

As a key player in the justice sector, Corrections works to achieve two specific outcomes for New Zealand society:

  • re-offending is reduced
  • public safety is improved.

The following diagram illustrates these two outcomes, the specific impacts we want our work to have on society, and the outputs under which our day-to-day activities sit. The outcomes and impacts, and indicators to measure them both, are described in the following sections. Information on each output, including performance measures, are outlined in the Statement of Service Performance.