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Initiative On Ex-Offender Job Seekers Welcomed

May 3, 2002

Government Initiative On Ex-Offender Job Seekers Welcomed

The programme announced today by the Ministers of Corrections and Employment has been welcomed by Fresh Start Inc.

The President of Fresh Start, Mr Jim Judd, described the Corrections / MSD “Start Over” initiative as a very important first step.

“Any move that increases the opportunities for ex-offenders to secure lawful paid employment is to be welcomed,” he said.

“The Government, however, cannot do it all. If this initiative is to realise its potential there must be a real partnership between the State and Private Sector to ensure that all offenders genuinely seeking to make a fresh start are given support and assistance in finding employment, “ Mr Judd said.

“Fresh Start has been discussing the concept of a partnership with Ministers and will shortly be making a formal presentation of a detailed partnership proposal.

The problem of re-offending was not confined to Corrections or Work and Income NZ, Mr Judd said.

“It is a problem that must be shared and solved by the whole community. That means that agencies such as Justice, Police, Health, Labour, Te Puni Kokiri, Child, Youth & Family, and others must be actively supportive along with Corrections and the Ministry of Social Development.”

“We welcome this initiative and look forward to the early implementation of a partnership that involves employers, trade unions and voluntary agencies working in this field. We also look forward to a continuing productive and helpful relationship with both Corrections and Work and Income NZ,” Mr Judd said.


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