Breaking the cycle of offending
$1 million will be provided this year to continue two
reintegrative programmes that deal with up to 140 offenders
and their families each year, Corrections Minister Matt
“Reintegrative Services (RIS) aim to reduce
the likelihood of re-offending by teaching offenders the
life skills necessary to return successfully to their
families and to the community.
“By directly targeting an
offender’s motivation, attitudes and awareness, the
programmes better equip them to manage their lives
“Interim reports on the programmes run by
PILLARS in Christchurch and Te Hokianga Mai, a joint venture
between PARS and Presbyterian Support Services in Auckland,
suggest they are working well.
“This funding will ensure
their continuation for a further year and allow a full
evaluation of their effectiveness.
"I am committed to
providing effective and measurable initiatives that reduce
re-offending and make our communities safer, says Matt
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