Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Recruiting Reintegration Caseworkers Begins

28 May 2006

Corrections Begins Recruiting Reintegration Caseworkers

Corrections has begun recruiting reintegration caseworkers to support enhanced reintegration services aimed at reducing re-offending by helping prisoners prepare for their release from prison.

General Manager Integration Phil McCarthy says, “We are advertising nationally for 14 reintegration caseworkers to help prisoners prepare for their reintegration into the community after release from prison.

“Around a quarter of prisoners are re-imprisoned within a year of their release. Research shows that prisoners who don’t reintegrate well back into the community are more likely to re-offend.

“The new reintegration caseworkers will help reduce re-offending by addressing problems research shows are likely to increase prisoners’ risk of re-offending on release. Common problems include accessing accommodation, finding employment, managing relationships, accessing community support, and managing finances.”

Corrections received funding for 16 reintegration caseworkers in last year’s budget and is currently advertising for 14 positions throughout New Zealand: 3 servicing Northland Region Corrections Facility, Auckland Prison, and Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility; 2 servicing Waikeria Prison; 3 servicing Hawkes Bay Prison and Wanganui Prison; 3 servicing Rimutaka Prison, Wellington Prison and Arohata Prison; and 3 servicing Christchurch Prison, Christchurch Women's Prison and Rolleston Prison.

They will be joined by a further two caseworkers next year in time for the opening of the Otago Region Corrections Facility and the Spring Hill Corrections Facility.

The positions are advertised on jobs.govt.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news