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Evaluation case study: A process evaluation of the children's mentoring programme at Pillars Christchurch
4 May 2017
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).
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 overseas studies...
Youth justice secure residences: a report on the international evidence to guide best practice and service delivery
This report was commissioned by the Ministry as part of ongoing work to improve the quality of services for young offenders in Child, Youth and Family’s youth justice secure residences. The report reviews the international evidence about best practice in the delivery of secure residential care for young offenders. It summarises the key...
Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal: Volume 3 Issue 2: December 2015 - Evidence based practice
11 Dec 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Prisons, Victims, Prisoners, Women, Youth
Contents Twenty years of Corrections - The evolution of offender rehabilitation - Dr Peter Johnston The High Risk Personality Programme - Revised: An evaluation report - Dr Nick Wilson, Glen Kilgour Women's experiences of rehabilitation and re-offending summary of findings - Marianne Bevan Te Kupenga - An approach to working with...
13 Apr 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Impact, Social Services, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Prisoners, Women, Youth, Quality of Life, Resilience, Sport & Recreation, Gender, Sexuality
Contents Editorial- Darius Fagan Desistance from crime: A review of the literature - Marianne Bevan Discovering desistance: Reconfiguring criminal justice? - Fergus McNeill, Stephen Farrall, Claire Lightowler and Shadd Maruna Lessons from research into youth desistance - Jill Bowman The role of release planning in the reintegration...
Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal - Volume 2 Issue 3: December 2014 - Collaboration and Partnerships
8 Dec 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Security & Welfare, Tertiary Education, Transport, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Public Service, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Prisoners, Youth
Volume 2 Issue 3 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal focuses on Collaboration and Partnerships and includes: Editorial - Ben Clark Custodial / case management practice collaboration in a custodial environment - Sarah Symonds, Neil Beales Collaborating at the frontline – the Frontline Flagships Programme - Karin Schofield...
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Impact, Social Services, Prisoners, Quality of Life
The Justice Sector Forecast covers the prison population (remand and sentenced), non-custodial sentences, legal aid expenditure, Crown Law case numbers, and court-imposed fines, amongst other things. Each major component is published in its own forecast at a different point in the year, and over the course of a year all components of the...
13 Oct 2014
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Prisons, Children, Prisoners, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged
Offender Population Reports are now being supplemented with Special Topic Reports, which focus on particular sub-groups of the offender population. These reports are intended to give a more fine-grained analysis of the characteristics of selected sub-groups. Like the main report, the topical reports are intended as a general statistical...
Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal - Volume 2 Issue 2: August 2014 - Motivational Interviewing
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Employment & Labour, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Healthcare, Mental Health, Children, Prisoners, Youth, Communicating
Volume 2 Issue 2 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal focuses on Motivational Interviewing and includes: Editorial - Nikki Reynolds, Chief Psychologist Motivational Interviewing: A useful skill for correctional staff? - Dr Eileen Britt (PhD, PGDipClinPsych, MSocSci, BSc) Motivational Interviewing and the bigger picture: Where...
30 Apr 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Prisons, Victims, Education & Training, Literacy & Numeracy, Prisoners, Women, Quality of Life
Volume 2 Issue 1 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal includes: Editorial - Liz Morgan How Corrections measures progress towards its 25 percent reducing re-offending target - Peter W. Johnston Review of PhD research by Laura Hanby on the ability of the Dynamic Risk Assessment for Offender Re-entry (DRAOR) to identify risk and...
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