Financial summary

The following financial highlights for the Department of Corrections present a forecast of performance for the year ending 30 June 2013.

In 2012/13 the Department of Corrections expects to receive total income of $1,185.385 million:

  • $1,153.956 million in revenue from the Crown
  • $31.429 million in revenue from other sources.

Expenses of $1,185.385 million are expected in purchasing services that will be supplied and administered under the Department’s six1 output classes. The distribution of expenditure is intended as follows:

  • $757.262 million (63.88% of the Vote) for the provision of custodial services for offenders lawfully required to be detained in custody. This includes remand prisoners (people awaiting trial, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced), those offenders sentenced to imprisonment, and any other offender required to be lawfully detained in custody
  • $213.016 million (17.98% of the Vote) for the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community
  • $151.018 million (12.74% of the Vote) for the provision of case management and interventions designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • $57.674 million (4.87% of the Vote) for the provision of information about offenders to victims of crime, the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board, and the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services to the New Zealand Parole Board
  • $4.069 million (0.34% of the Vote) for the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters
  • $1.601 million (0.13% of the Vote) for the provision of preparing and managing contracts for services provided by third parties
  • $0.745 million (0.06% of the Vote) for the provision of ministerial services, including responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.

The Department of Corrections does not expect to collect any Crown revenue in 2012/13.

The Department manages a government investment (through taxpayers’ funds) of $2.366 billion.

Further information on the Department’s performance is located on pages 30 to 44, including output expenses and the quality, timeliness and quantity of the Department’s services.

The financial information presented above consists of forecasts. The actual results achieved for the periods covered are likely to vary from the information presented.


1The Output classes pertaining to policy advice and the provision of ministerial services are represented as a multi-class output appropriation (MCOA) in the Information Supporting the Estimates – Budget 2012.