Story: Prisoner support and advocacy

Signing a contract with the Justice Department

Signing a contract with the Justice Department

From 1960 onwards the New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society (NZPARS) and the Department of Justice worked together to provide services for prisoners and their families, particularly support for those being released from prison. In 1995 a formal contract was signed outlining the particular services that the department would fund. Like many other voluntary organisations, NZPARS was becoming a not-for-profit service organisation whose activities were influenced by the availability of funding from central government.

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Kathy Dunstall, 'Prisoner support and advocacy - The Prisoners’ Aid and Rehabilitation Societies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26138/signing-a-contract-with-the-justice-department (accessed 18 June 2019)

Story by Kathy Dunstall, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 May 2018