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Dec 2011
Completed
This study reports on the Māori data collected as part of a research project on the children of prisoners carried out in 2009 and 2010, for Pillars, a community organisation that works with the families of prisoners. It begins with the voices of four tamariki who each have a parent in prison. They tell us...

Mar 2006
Completed
The project was initiated by the National Corrections Advisory Group (NCAG) in response to Corrective Services Administrators’ interest in more in-depth benchmarking analyses than is possible through the annual statistical collection process for the Report on Government Services (RoGS). An independent consultant was contracted...

2012
Completed
This literature and research review looked at the status of domestic violence interventions in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, United States and New Zealand (2012).

Jun 2016
Completed
A study of New Zealand prisoners conducted by the Department of Corrections in 1999 showed that up to 70 percent had drug and/or alcohol problems and a significant proportion had various mental health issues. However, that research didn’t consider the co-existence of mental health issues and drug/alcohol  problems, which...

4 May 2017
Commissioned
This case study explains the process evaluation undertaken with Pillars in Christchurch on their mentoring programme for children with a caregiver in prison. The purpose was to assess how well the programme worked for its clients (ie efficiency).

Mar 2008
Completed
with: NZ Police
Since 2001 Police have had a mental health nurse working at the Rotorua Police Station to provide assessments and liaison between Police and Mental Health Services to facilitate the treatment of mentally ill detainees/arrestees/remandees. The Police Consult/Liaison Nurse is employed by the Lakes District Health Board (DHB) and...

30 Jun 2013
Completed
This is the final report of a three-phased formative evaluation of the Mothers with Babies (MWB) units, undertaken for the Department of Corrections (the Department) from late 2011 to early 2013.

Jul 2010
Completed
The report outlines the nature and extent of prisoners' poor health, the contribution community health status makes to poor prisoner health and to imprisonment, the negative effects of imprisonment on health, and discusses reintegration and reoffending.

Jul 2011
Completed
This literature review examines human rights issues relating to New Zealand prisons, primarily in relation to the period 2004-2010.  The period has been one of significant change.  The report includes an outline of the legal and regulatory framework; developments in legislation and case law; and discussion of human rights issues...

2010
Completed
Human Rights in New Zealand 2010 maps how well human rights are promoted, protected and implemented in New Zealand. This is the second comprehensive report undertaken by the Human Rights Commission to assess how well New Zealand meets international human-rights standards and where we fall...

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