New Zealand Parole Board

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The New Zealand Parole Board is an independent statutory body which considers when offenders can be released on parole. The Parole Board’s paramount consideration is the safety of the community.

Information for offenders

For more about the parole process for offenders see the information for offenders section on the parole board website.

Some offenders may attend their parole hearing by audio visual link from their prison.

Parole Information for victims

The parole board’s role in giving due weight to the views of victims is one it takes very seriously.

The parole board makes sure victims have the opportunity to receive information about, and provide input into, their consideration of an offender's case - if they wish to do so.

For more about the parole process see the information for victims section on the parole board website.

Victim notification register

Victims can apply to police, who determine their eligibility, for the victim notification register. Victims on the register are entitled to receive information about the parole hearing, make submissions, and be advised of the outcome of the hearing.

Non-registered victims can also make submissions to the parole board.