International evidence suggests there is a link between employment and lower rates of re-offending. Stability and quality of employment, along with the level of satisfaction experienced, are closely linked with lower rates of reoffending.
Being employed can provide structure, a stable income for offenders and their whanau and raise self-esteem.
Supporting offenders into sustainable employment
Community probation works alongside community organisations and employers to support offenders to gain and maintain sustainable employment.
Probation officers are able to assist offenders to ensure that they have access to appropriate training and employment support services and to link them to employers and Work and Income.
To learn more about supporting offenders into employment contact your local community probation office.