Employment and support programmes
Research has shown that employment makes a significant contribution towards reducing
Probation officers work with offenders in the community to develop their work and education skills, and attend programmes that address the causes of their offending.
Employment opportunities give offenders the chance to develop work habits and gain skills and qualifications that will lead to sustainable employment and contribute to our goal of reducing re-offending by 25% by 2017.
Probation officers work alongside community organisations and employers to support offenders to gain and maintain sustainable employment.Learn more about Offender employment
We are trying to break the cycle of re-offending by identifying and working with those who are most likely to re-offend.Learn more about Rehabilitation and intervention
Basic work and living skills training involves everyday skills that offenders need to successfully return to their community, live an offence free life, and help them to find and keep a job.Learn more about Basic work and living skills training
If you know someone taking part in a rehabilitation programme you can help them too.Learn more about Support from friends and whanau
Before a serious violent or sexual offender is released from prison careful planning is undertaken to reduce their likelihood of re-offending.Learn more about Release and management of sexual offenders