High Impact Innovation Programme - Continued Innovation Across the Justice Sector
This initiative continues to fund the High Impact Innovation Programme (the Programme) for a further 12 months. The Programme provides solutions with alternative pathways through the justice sector that enhance wellbeing by improving public safety and enhancing civic engagement and confidence in a safe and effective justice system. It improves social connections and strengthens cultural identity through addressing the over-representation of Māori and Pacific peoples in the justice system.
Hōkai Rangi - Pre-Trial Service - Providing Early Support to Reduce the Number of People Entering (or Remaining in) Custody
This initiative will provide people remanded in custody (or at risk of being remanded) greater opportunities to achieve positive change earlier in their justice system journey, reducing additional harm and return to custody. This initiative aims to provide a reduction in the use of remand in custody, improving public safety and justice and social results for those moving through the system.
This initiative will ensure the Department of Corrections has a sustainable infrastructure base to maintain safety and effectiveness and to ensure the reliability and business continuity of core services. It supports core non-discretionary cost pressures in facility maintenance, utilities and digital infrastructure, as well as addressing depreciation impacts of asset revaluations.
Maintaining a Safe Prison Network
This initiative aims to maintain the core safety and effectiveness settings of the prison network to deliver a base level of reliability and business continuity. This includes ongoing operational and personnel cost pressures and training for frontline staff.
Maintaining Safe Community Services
This initiative provides safe and effective alternatives to imprisonment through community-based sentences and orders by funding cost pressures, including increased use of electronic monitoring and responding to rent increases for Community Corrections sites.