Minister to open youth unit
Minister of Corrections, Matt Robson will open New Zealand's second specialist youth unit at Waikeria prison tomorrow.
"Preventing youth from getting into trouble and dealing with those who have offended was the focus of the $22.12 million Youth Justice package in this year's budget.
"When youth have offended we must do all that we can to prevent them going on to an adult life in crime. That's what focused units like this are all about," says Matt Robson.
He will also outline in detail the results of the budget allocation in Vote Corrections.
DATE: 21 June 2000
TIME: 8.30am – Powhiri
9am – unveiling of plaque
10.15am – speeches
VENUE: Waikeria specialist
youth unit, Waikeria Prison, Waikeria Rd.