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NCJ Number: 120819 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners' Aid -- 100 Years: A History of The New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society to 1988
Author(s): T McGurk
Corporate Author: New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Soc
New Zealand
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Soc
Wellington, New Zealand
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: Efforts to provide prisoners' aid and rehabilitation work in New Zealand began at a public meeting in Dunedin in 1877 and have grown in scope since then.
Abstract: At that meeting it was decided to establish efforts on a broader basis than chaplaincy. The duties of the society's agent were similar to those of today, except that the early agent also conducted religious services. Prisoners' aid work spread to centers like Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch around the turn of the century. Each society operated independently in the early years, but a central organization was formed in the 1950's. The society offers basic services to assist inmates and their families and has also developed special programs like the violence prevention program in Waikato. In the future it should consider several areas for growth and development. Discussions of funding, management structure, and training are reviewed.
Main Term(s): Inmate social programs
Index Term(s): Chaplains; New Zealand; Offender financial assistance; Rehabilitation; Volunteer programs
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