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Eleven men from a pilot forestry training programme for prisoners in Northland now have full time jobs or job offers upon release, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis and Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced today.

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Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says strong partnerships with local employers are helping offenders successfully transition back into their communities and keeping the public safe. Speaking at today’s Second Chance Career Expo at Otago Corrections Facility, Kelvin Davis said over 2,800 former prisoners and community-based offenders had been placed into jobs under the Coalition Government.

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A Bill to improve prison security and ensure the fair, safe, and humane treatment of people in prison while upholding public safety has passed its third reading. Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the Corrections Amendment Bill makes a number of changes to ensure the Corrections Act 2004 is fit for purpose.

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The appointment of Topia Rameka as the Deputy Chief Executive – Māori at Ara Poutama Aotearoa is an important step in Corrections’ commitment to working with Māori to tackle the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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We quickly learnt, from listening to the voices of people in prison, whānau, academics, community-based experts, our staff and partners that Hōkai Rangi - its direction, the change it is designed to bring about  - should not just apply to Māori, but to everyone.

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Today’s announcement is part of this Government’s commitment to tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand and to taking mental health seriously.

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The Wellbeing Budget focuses on ways to give Māori and Pacific peoples more scope to lift their own wellbeing. When Māori and Pacific peoples set their own wellbeing goals and aspirations and when we as a Government use our ability to change the system and help Māori and Pacific peoples achieve those aspirations – equality can start to be a reality.

Hon Kelvin Davis Hon Nanaia Mahuta Hon Jenny Salesa Hon Peeni Henare Hon Willie Jackson Hon Aupito William Sio Corrections Education Employment Health Māori Development Pacific Peoples Whānau Ora
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Budget 2019 delivers on many of the recommendations contained in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, He Ara Oranga. The Inquiry revealed that a new approach to mental health and addiction is needed in New Zealand which the Government is starting to deliver.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Hon Kelvin Davis Hon Phil Twyford Hon Andrew Little Hon Dr David Clark Hon Jenny Salesa Prime Minister Corrections Health Housing and Urban Development Justice
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Breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence and better supporting survivors is a major feature of the Wellbeing Budget, with the Government delivering the largest ever investment in family and sexual violence and support services.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Jan Logie Attorney-General Children Corrections Courts Health Justice Police Social Development
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“We can’t keep judging someone by the worst mistake they’ve ever made - or there would be a hell of a lot more of us inside.”

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Good morning everyone and thank you all for the warm welcome.

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“I had never been hit or abused, until the day the men came to take me away.  I still don’t even know why.”

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