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Prison Volunteering Advisory Group

Prison Volunteering Advisory Group

A new Prison Volunteering Advisory Group (PVAG) was set up by the Department of Corrections in 2008. Members of the group meet regularly with officials to talk about policy and penal practices that affect voluntary organisations working with prisoners and their families. At the first meeting of this group (clockwise from back left) were Phil McCarthy (Corrections rehabilitation general manager), David Major (Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand national director), Russell Underwood (Corrections national volunteer advisor), Brendan Anstiss (Corrections service development manager), Lyanne Kerr (Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Societies national director) and Kim Workman (Prison Fellowship of New Zealand national director).

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Kathy Dunstall, 'Prisoner support and advocacy - Other support and advocacy organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 December 2019)

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