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Vote Corrections

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Corrections (M18)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Corrections

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS : Minister of Corrections

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Corrections is responsible for appropriations in Vote Corrections for the 2012/13 financial year covering:

  • $757.262 million (63.88% of the Vote) for the provision of custodial services for offenders lawfully required to be detained in custody. This includes remand prisoners (people awaiting trial, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced), those offenders sentenced to imprisonment, and any other offender required to be lawfully detained in custody
  • $213.016 million (17.98% of the Vote) for the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community
  • $151.018 million (12.74% of the Vote) for the provision of case management and interventions designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • $57.674 million (4.87% of the Vote) for the provision of information about offenders to victims of crime, the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board, and the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services to the New Zealand Parole Board
  • $4.069 million (0.34% of the Vote) for the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters
  • $1.601 million (0.13% of the Vote) for the provision of preparing and managing contracts for services provided by third parties, and
  • $745,000 (0.06% of the Vote) for the provision of ministerial services, including responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.

The Department of Corrections does not expect to collect any Crown revenue in 2012/13.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Corrections in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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