Corrections has four key priorities - Safety, Rehabilitation, Transitions, Our People
- Deliver additional prison beds through a range of build solutions including modular and small-scale builds.
- The High Impact Innovation Programme will enhance opportunities for offenders to access electronic bail and home detention options.
- Expand the Site Emergency Response Teams (SERT) to four more prisons to provide proactive safety and emergency response capability.
- Partner with iwi to create youth mentors to ensure meaningful connection with whanau and avoid gang entrenchment.
Tokorima A Māui
- Create a new practice framework that aligns to our five Tokorima a Māui values for all of Corrections.
- Complete a self assessment at every community corrections and prison site using the Tokorima a Māui framework.
High Risk Pathway
- Further advance staff capability and skills to safely monitor high risk offenders in the community.
- This will include specialist training and support for staff to work with sex offenders to reduce the risk of re-offending.
- Enable the This Way for Work programme to provide a greater level of vocational skills, career planning and driver licensing to get offenders into employment.
- Increase the number of dedicated recruitment specialists to support more offenders into employment.
- Expand the Better Lives remand operational model to ensure offenders receive support and motivation at the earliest point of their imprisonment.
- Implement the Kia Rite prison induction programme for women to support rehabilitation and educational outcomes.
Mental Health/AOD Services
- Roll out Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) across remand sites.
- Implement the Intervention and Support approach for at risk prisoners in all prisons and pilot an advanced model of care at three sites.
Te Tirohanga/Te Mana Wahine
- Increase completions of our cognitive behavioural therapeutic offence focused programme Mauri Tū Pae for men.
- Develop Te Mana Wahine interventions for all women’s prisons with dedicated kaiawhina and rehabilitation programmes.
- Maximise the use of guided release for prisoners approaching parole for a safer reintegration into society.
- This practical support will assist offenders to obtain driver licences, bank accounts, connect with whanau and receive other reintegrative needs.
Community Residential Facilities
- Create supervised accommodation solutions in local communities to increase the likelihood of people being granted parole.
- These stable facilities will provide supervision, monitoring and support for people in transition.
Whare Oranga Ake
- Expand our unique open prison model which develops whanau connections, supports parenting and increases access to community services.
- Develop a concept for a community based Whare Oranga Ake model.
- Deliver a resettlement centre in Hamilton for wahine and their tamariki in partnership with the Kiingitanga.
- Understand individual Māori offenders’ whakapapa to connect them to their iwi to support resettlement.
Safety & Wellbeing
- Assess our critical health and safety risks through a strengthened programme of employee engagement.
- Provide mental wellbeing support and resources to our people through a dedicated ‘Your Mental Health Matters’ programme.
Making Shifts Work
- Deliver flexible roster patterns that provide safer and better working conditions for corrections officers.
- This will create more opportunities for increased rehabilitation and structured activity for prisoners.
- Redevelop our National Learning Centre to provide a modern residential training facility, including a tactical setting to practice skills and capabilities.
- Redesign the probation officer curriculum so it has stronger on-the-job learning experiences and fully accessible content.
- Introduce iLead, a new model for what inspirational leadership looks like, and enhance the cultural capability of our leaders to create a better workplace.
- Implement the iReflect tool for leaders to gain feedback and make changes towards a safer and better workplace.