Corrections' role within the Justice Sector
Corrections exercises considerable influence within the justice sector outcomes framework. Corrections' management of correctional facilities and community-based sentences and orders holds offenders to account and contributes to building public trust in the justice system. 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 the two outcomes; the 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, is outlined in the Statement of Service Performance.
A table providing a view of Corrections' performance against outcome and impact measures, the standards expected over the period of the Statement of Intent, and the directional movement of each indicator, is attached at Appendix A.
|Justice sector overall outcome
|FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
|Information and administrative services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board
|Offenders have the skills and support to lead law-abiding lives
|Re-offending is reduced
|Safe and just society
|Take locak approaches to reduce re-offending
|Contract management of services provided by third parties
|Offenders' health and well-being is maintained
|Public safety is improved
|Work with service providers to source innovation and improve efficiency
|Policy advice and Ministerial services (MCOA)
|The integrity of sentences and orders is maintained and offenders are held to account
|Reconfigure Corrections' structures and facilities to improve public value
|Prison-based custodial services
|Risk of harm to other are minimised
|Lead within the justice sector and among key partner agencies to achieve positive outcomes for offenders
|Rehabilitation and reintegration
|The Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board make informed decisions
|Improve the safety of Corrections' staff
|Sentences and orders served in the community
|Service performance measures
|Sector performance indicators