TTPCA works closely with our justice sector partners to enable successful transitioning of offenders into the wider community
Corrections was formed in 1995 on the principles of rehabilitation and public safety – which remain at the core of what they do.
Corrections provides a number of treatment programmes and specialist care units to help people turn their lives around. We also partner with community groups, iwi and organisations that have expertise in the areas we know make the biggest difference.
Working with people to ensure they receive the help they need to stop offending reduces the risk they pose to the public and makes our communities safer places to be.
Corrections is part of the government’s justice sector alongside other core organisations:
- Ministry of Justice – develops policy across the justice sector and forecasts the future size of the prison population
- Police – arrests and prosecutes law-breakers
- Courts – tries and sentences offenders and collect fines
- Parole Board – decides parole applications
- Crown Law Office – represents Corrections in court cases
- Child, Youth and Family – manages young offenders
- Ombudsman – considers complaints about the treatment of prisoners.
Serco delivers safe, secure and cost-efficient prison management services that achieve real outcomes for the community, governments, and those in custody. We bring international expertise to prison management focusing on rehabilitation and reintegration.
Serco is responsible for prison operations at Auckland South Corrections Facility, however they are not contracted directly to Corrections. The prisoners at Auckland South Corrections Facility remain the ultimate responsibility of the Chief Executive of Corrections.
Serco has their own staff but the Chief Executive of Corrections remains responsible for the prisoners. Serco works with the wider justice sector, for example courts and parole services, in the same way that publicly run prisons do. Contract management means that Serco’s management of the site is an addition to the wider corrections system.