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Rehabilitation programme

Facilitators deliver a rehabilitation programme to a group of prisoners. The Department of Corrections maintains that well-designed and -delivered rehabilitation programmes can significantly reduce reoffending – an approach supported by a range of international research. Corrections tries to break the cycle of reoffending by identifying and working with those who are most likely to reoffend. Rehabilitation programmes use a combination of methods learned from practical experience and the current psychological models of criminal behaviour.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Prisons - New Zealand’s prisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012