Tira Tūhāhā Prison Chaplaincy Aotearoa New Zealand (TTPCA)
In 2000, churches formed a charitable trust known as the Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCSANZ).
This new organisation set up a different structure for providing religious and spiritual services to prisoners in New Zealand, under contract to the Department of Corrections, which is also its main funder. The Trust now employed and supplied chaplains, where previously they were employed by Corrections. The Trust took over responsibility from Corrections for the faith-based volunteers in 2015. A new five-year funding agreement was settled between PCSANZ and Corrections In August 2020.
In November 2021 the Board decided to change the organisation’s name to Tira Tūhāhā Prison Chaplaincy Aotearoa (TTPCA) and this name became official in January 2022.
TTPCA is governed by a Board comprising representatives from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, the Associated Pentecostal Churches of New Zealand, the Baptist Churches of New Zealand Ko Ngā Hāhi Iriri o Aotearoa, the Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa, The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, The Roman Catholic Church of New Zealand, The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora, and Te Runanga Whakawhanaunga I Ngā Hai o Aotearoa. Up to five members can be nominated onto the Board.