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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Corrections - Justice Sector - Estimates 2018/19

Vote Corrections

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Corrections (M18)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Corrections

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: Minister of Corrections

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Corrections is responsible for appropriations in Vote Corrections for the 2018/19 financial year covering:

Operating Expenditure:

  • a total of just over $1,034 million (65.8% of the Vote) for the provision of custodial services including long-term service contracts and Public Private Partnerships 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 offenders required to be lawfully detained in custody
  • a total of just over $236 million (15% of the Vote) for the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community, and electronic monitoring of people on bail
  • a total of just over $231 million (14.7% of the Vote) for the provision of case management and interventions designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • a total of just over $66 million (4.2% 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
  • a total of just over $2.5 million (0.2% of the Vote) for the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters, and
  • a total of just under $2 million (0.1% of the Vote) for the Department's responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of just over $393 million on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Corrections.

The Minister of Corrections is also responsible for a capital injection of over $272 million for the Department of Corrections.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2017/18 2018/19
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Re-offending is Reduced (M18)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of rehabilitation interventions and reintegration services to offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences that address the underlying causes of criminal offending and reduce re-offending.
222,415 216,565 231,078

Total Departmental Output Expenses

222,415 216,565 231,078

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Department of Corrections - Capital Expenditure PLA (M18)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Corrections, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
291,410 291,410 393,004

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

291,410 291,410 393,004

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility (M18)

This appropriation is limited to infrastructure improvements that are either a condition of the designation or otherwise necessary to enable the development of the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility.
7,500 7,500 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

7,500 7,500 -

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services MCA (M18)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
4,546 4,546 4,546

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

This category is limited to Department responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.
1,988 1,988 1,987

Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.
2,558 2,558 2,559

Public Safety is Improved MCA (M18)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences in a manner so as to improve the safety of offenders, staff, victims and the public.
1,277,367 1,274,017 1,337,095

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board

This category is limited to 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.
61,713 61,713 66,223

Prison-based Custodial Services

This category is limited to the provision of custodial services including under long-term service contracts and Public Private Partnerships 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 offenders required to be lawfully detained in custody.
994,387 993,837 1,034,448

Sentences and Orders Served in the Community

This category is limited to the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community, and electronic monitoring of people on bail.
221,267 218,467 236,424

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

1,281,913 1,278,563 1,341,641

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

1,803,238 1,794,038 1,965,723

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Department of Corrections - Capital Injection (M18) 81,900 81,900 272,100

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth

Public Safety is Improved MCA - Prison-based Custodial Services

- 71,763 63,314 61,870 58,015
 

Re-offending is Reduced

- 13,937 15,707 15,732 15,747
Offenders In The Community - Maintaining Public Safety

Public Safety is Improved MCA - Various

- 22,465 25,867 29,085 33,081
 

Re-offending is Reduced

- 4,505 4,883 5,015 3,019
Holidays Act Compliance

Public Safety is Improved MCA - Various

16,000 - - - -
Making the Prison Network More Safe, Humane and Effective

Public Safety in Improved MCA - Prison-Based Custodial Services

33,000 - - - -
Burglary Prevention

Re-offending is Reduced

1,752 3,603 5,355 7,107 7,107
Total New Initiatives   50,752 116,276 115,126 118,809 116,969

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 148,862 165,436 176,308 180,869 222,415 216,565 231,078 - 231,078 232,073 237,755 235,893
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - 7,500 7,500 - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 318,859 263,197 246,715 256,654 291,410 291,410 393,004 - 393,004 149,485 78,333 104,418
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 1,040,262 1,064,725 1,120,277 1,164,131 1,281,913 1,278,563 1,341,641 - 1,341,641 1,350,587 1,337,851 1,347,478
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,507,983 1,493,358 1,543,300 1,601,654 1,803,238 1,794,038 1,965,723 - 1,965,723 1,732,145 1,653,939 1,687,789

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information reported in last year's Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output Expense Trends

In Budget 2018 there is an increase in funding for interventions and rehabilitative activity, including Prisoner Volumes responding to Growth and Offenders in Community - Maintaining Public Safety.

Since early 2014, there has been a period of unprecedented and unanticipated growth in the prison population with continued growth forecast. The Department has secured new funding in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 and outyears to ensure it has the capacity to accommodate the rising prison population, maintain public safety and reduce re-offending.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

The Department has a capital programme of work that is focused on ensuring sufficient capacity to accommodate growing prison population levels, and resilience to respond to changing demand and service needs.

Additional Capital Injections have been approved to increase prison volumes.

1.5 - Relationship between Individual Appropriations and the Work Programmes

Objectives of the vote

Corrections End Outcomes Corrections Intermediate Outcomes Corrections Appropriations
Public Safety is Improved Harm levels of re-offending are reduced Public Safety is Improved (MCA)
  The integrity of sentences and orders is improved  
  A Safe and secure Corrections system is assured Re-offending is Reduced
Re-offending is Reduced Offenders' capability to lead law abiding lives is improved Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (MCA)
  Offenders' ability to integrate into the community is improved  

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Re-offending is Reduced (M18)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of rehabilitation interventions and reintegration services to offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences that address the underlying causes of criminal offending and reduce re-offending.
Expenses and Revenue
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 222,415 216,565 231,078
Revenue from the Crown 188,381 182,531 201,269
Revenue from Others 28,885 28,885 27,060
Components of the Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Case Management 37,842 37,842 38,208
Interventions - Training and Education 5,049 5,049 5,300
Interventions - Offender Employment 57,814 57,614 59,145
Interventions - Rehabilitation 101,492 98,167 106,506
Interventions - Reintegration 20,218 17,893 21,919
Total 222,415 216,565 231,078
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in re-offending rates. It provides for the timely assessment of the rehabilitative and reintegrative needs of offenders and those remanded in custody. This appropriation ensures identified offender needs are addressed through rehabilitation, education, employment and reintegration activities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The proportion of offenders entitled to receive an offender plan that received one within Standards of Practice timeframes:

     
  • Prisoners
90% 90% 90%
  • Community-based offenders
80% 80% 80%

The proportion of offenders with an identified rehabilitation activity on their offender plan who have a matching scheduled placement for a Departmental programme

     
  • Prisoners
80% 80% 80%
  • Community-based offenders
33% 50% 45%

The proportion of prisoners who have completed an intensive literacy and numeracy programme who demonstrate statistically significant gains

30% 45% 35%

The percentage of offenders who start and complete a rehabilitation programme:

     
  • Prisoners
85% 85% 85%
  • Community-based offenders
65% 65% 65%

The total number of referrals made to reintegration service providers

4,500 5,000 5,000

The total number of referrals made to reintegration service providers that resulted in a programme start

3,500 4,000 4,000

All public prisons to be achieving on average 100% engagement for eligible prisoners

100% engagement 100% engagement 100% engagement
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Department of Corrections in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth 2018/19 - 13,937 15,707 15,732 15,747
Offenders In The Community - Maintaining Public Safety 2018/19 - 4,505 4,883 5,015 3,019
Burglary Prevention 2017/18 1,752 3,603 5,355 7,107 7,107

Previous Government

           
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community - Increased Investment 2017/18 442 536 634 738 738
Prisoner Volumes 2017/18 4,920 7,469 10,340 12,714 12,714
Prisoners at Risk of Self-harm and Suicide - Pilot 2017/18 1,458 2,373 2,380 2,415 2,415
Industry, Treatment, and Learning Interventions - Increasing Access 2017/18 2,780 4,520 5,650 5,650 5,650
Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities: Investment in Policing 2017/18 440 1,320 2,640 4,400 4,400
Enhanced Mental Health Support Services 2016/17 6,725 - - - -
This Way for Work 2016/17 1,250 - - - -
Addressing Barriers to the Graduated Driver Licence System 2016/17 303 - - - -
Methamphetamine Targeted Screening and Rehabilitation for Prisoners 2016/17 1,070 - - - -
Expansion of the Brainwave Trust Programmes in Prison 2016/17 300 - - - -
Building Foundations and Community Alternatives - Reintegration Services for Women 2016/17 889 889 - - -
Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) 2016/17 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-Serving Prisoners 2015/16 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Alcohol and Other Drug Aftercare Package to Support Offenders 2015/16 3,750 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in funding in the 2018/19 year reflects additional investment in interventions and rehabilitative activity.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Department of Corrections - Capital Expenditure PLA (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Corrections, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 218,798 218,798 364,504
Intangibles 18,742 18,742 28,500
Other 53,870 53,870 -

Total Appropriation

291,410 291,410 393,004

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve renewal and replacement of assets in support of the provision of the Department's outputs. The Department has a capital programme of work that is focused on upgrading its assets, providing resilience to respond to changing demand and service needs and ensuring sufficient capacity to accommodate growing prison population levels.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of newCommunity Corrections Sites (CCS) and existing site refurbishments

10 6 8

Prison Capacity Programme - permanent beds added

500 521 503

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Department of Corrections in its Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Department has revised its capital plan to reflect the impact of the Prison Capacity Programme increasing the available prison capacity to accommodate the rising prison population. The increase 2018/19 capital expenditure is mainly due to the spend on the Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth initiative.

Department of Corrections

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2018/19
Opening Balance 2,446,992 2,504,308  
Capital Injections 81,900 272,100 Additional funding to increase prison capacity.
Capital Withdrawals (5,135) (20,000) 2017/18 capital to operating swap of $5 million and $135,000 return of surplus Justice sector funds to Crown. The 2018/19 Capital withdrawal represents the surplus capital reserves as a result of the Department utilising private sector finance for the construction of the new facility at Auckland Prison.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (19,449) (2,749) The 2017/18 forecasted loss largely relates to the un-realised year to date fair value movement on the Departments interest rate swap entered into with New Zealand Debt Management Office to manage the risk relating to public private partnership transactions. The 2018/19 loss relates to the third party revenue shortfall.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

2,504,308 2,753,659  

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services
This category is limited to Department responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

4,546 4,546 4,546

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services 1,988 1,988 1,987
Policy Advice 2,558 2,558 2,559

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

4,541 4,541 4,541
Ministerial Services 1,985 1,985 1,985
Policy Advice 2,556 2,556 2,556

Revenue from Others

5 5 5
Ministerial Services 3 3 2
Policy Advice 2 2 3
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to enable the Department to respond to ministerial requests and parliamentary questions with a high standard of service. It also allows the Department to provide policy advice to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.

This Multi Category Appropriation provides core services to co-ordinate information provided to government and the public as well as developing policy that improves outcomes for New Zealand communities.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

     

The office of the Minister of Corrections is satisfied with the level of quality of policy advice, and of draft Ministerial correspondence, provided by the Department (determined by an Annual Survey of satisfaction)

84% 84% 85%
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

     

This category is intended to ensure timely, accurate and relevant responses are provided to ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions and requests for information made under the Official Information Act

     

The percentage of ministerial draft correspondence that is signed without changes

95% 100% Greater than 95%

The percentage of all responses to parliamentary questions that are completed within five working days

98% 100% Greater than 98%

The percentage of responses to ministerial draft correspondence that are completed within 20 working days

98% 100% Greater than 98%

Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to provide meaningful advice and the development of robust policy that enhances service delivery and to contribute to the development of effective criminal justice legislation. This category also ensures that service activities intended to reduce re-offending are effectively evaluated and that information regarding those evaluations is available to inform decision-making

     

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90%

At least an average of 70% 70% At least an average of 70%

The office of the Minister of Corrections is satisfied with the quality of policy advice provided, including quality of the written material and quality of the advice provided (measured through an annual survey)

78% 78% 80%

Total cost per output hours of professional staff time devoted to policy advice and other policy functions

$105 $105 $105
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Department of Corrections in its Annual Report.

Public Safety is Improved (M18)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences in a manner so as to improve the safety of offenders, staff, victims and the public.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board
This category is limited to 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.
Prison-based Custodial Services
This category is limited to the provision of custodial services including under long-term service contracts and Public Private Partnerships 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 offenders required to be lawfully detained in custody.
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community
This category is limited to the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community, and electronic monitoring of people on bail.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

1,277,367 1,274,017 1,337,095

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 61,713 61,713 66,223
Prison-based Custodial Services 994,387 993,837 1,034,448
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 221,267 218,467 236,424

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

1,271,467 1,268,667 1,333,306
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 61,567 61,567 66,150
Prison-based Custodial Services 989,070 989,070 1,030,936
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 220,830 218,030 236,220

Revenue from Others

5,900 5,350 3,789
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 146 146 73
Prison-based Custodial Services 5,317 4,767 3,512
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 437 437 204

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board

     
Information Services to the Judiciary 49,040 49,040 52,590
Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB) 6,788 6,788 7,314
Information and Administrative Services to Victims 203 203 216
Administrative Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB) 5,682 5,682 6,103

Prison-based Custodial Services

     
Asset Management 349,223 348,673 356,861
Sentenced 392,406 392,406 400,003
Remand 146,810 146,810 142,077
Third Party 63,015 63,015 92,942
Health 42,933 42,933 42,565

Sentences and Orders Served in the Community

     
Community Based Sentences 122,958 121,038 130,330
Post-Release Orders 56,419 55,919 60,895
Home Detention Sentences 36,223 35,903 38,314
Electronic Monitoring Bail (EM Bail) 5,667 5,607 6,885
Total 1,277,367 1,274,017 1,337,095

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to enable the Department to detain all prisoners in custody in a safe and humane way that protects the public and maintains the safety of all involved. It enables safe management of sentences served in the community and the ability for offenders to be held to account for successfully completing their sentence or order.

This Multi Category Appropriation provides core services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board that enable informed sentencing and parole decisions to be made in a timely manner, and notification of offenders and victims regarding the outcomes of the judicial process.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

The performance for this appropriation will be assessed by the following measures specified in each category below.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board

     

This category is intended to provide core services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board that enable informed sentencing and parole decisions to be made in a timely manner, and notification of offenders and victims regarding the outcomes of the judicial process

     

The percentage of pre-sentence reports provided to court within agreed timeframes before sentencing:

     
  • Probation reports
95% 95% 95%
  • Psychological reports
95% 95% 95%

The percentage of parole reports provided to agreed timeframes pursuant to NZPB requirements:

     
  • Parole Assessment reports
90% 90% 90%
  • Parole Progress reports
95% 95% 95%
  • Psychological reports
95% 95% 95%

The percentage of offenders who are notified as per New Zealand Parole Board requirements

98% 100% 98%

The percentage of victims who are notified as per New Zealand Parole Board requirements

98% 98% 98%

The percentage of all cases to be heard by the New Zealand Parole Board that are scheduled within the timeframes specified by the Parole Act 2002

98% 100% 98%

The number of justified complaints about notification services received from registered victims

Nil 1 Nil

Prison-based Custodial Services

     

This category is intended to enable the Department to detain all prisoners in custody in a safe and humane way that protects the public and maintains the safety of all involved

     

The number of escapes

Lower than average across the past 5 years (3) 3 Not a measure for 2018/19

The number of breakout escapes as a proportion of all escapes

0% 0% Not a measure for 2018/19

The number of breakout escapes

New measure for 2018/19 0 0

The number of non-breakout escapes

New measure for 2018/19 3 Less than or equal to 5

The proportion of general random drug tests undertaken by prisoners that have a positive result

Less than 5% 4% Less than 5%

The number of unnatural deaths

Nil 7 Nil

The percentage of Death in Custody reports for unnatural deaths, that are completed by the Office of the Inspectorate within six months of the death occurring

New measure 2018/19 80% Greater than 80%

The number of prisoner on prisoner assaults that are serious

Lower than average across the past 5 years (46) 46 Not a measure for 2018/19

The rate of prisoner on prisoner assaults that are serious, per 100 prisoners

New measure for 2018/19 0.41 Less than or equal to 0.50

The number of prisoner on staff assaults that are serious

Lower than average across the past 5 years (13) 18 Not a measure for 2018/19

The rate of prisoner on staff assaults that are serious, per 100 prisoners

New measure for 2018/19 0.08 Less than or equal to 0.20

The number of justified complaints by prisoners to the Corrections Inspectorate upheld for not meeting process requirements

Less than 11 15 Not a measure for 2018/19

The number of justified complaints by prisoners to the Corrections Inspectorate upheld for reasons of materiality

Less than 12 5 Not a measure for 2018/19

The proportion of all complaints received to the Office of the Inspectorate that are acknowledged within 10 working days of receipt

New measure 2018/19 100% 100%

The proportion of all complaint investigations completed by the Office of the Inspectorate within three months of being received

New measure 2018/19 80% Greater than 80%

The percentage of Health Centres in prisons that retained their Cornerstone accreditation status following completion of an annual review

100% 100% 100%

Sentences and Orders Served in the Community

     

This category is intended to achieve safe management of sentences served in the community and the ability for offenders to be held to account for successfully completing their sentence or order

     

The proportion of community-based offenders who successfully complete their sentence or order

65% - 80% 80% Greater than 75%

The proportion of community-based offenders being held to account by Probation staff for non-compliance

90% 90% 90%

The proportion of offenders on Electronic Monitoring (EM) who are reconvicted of a new offence whilst under EM Conditions

Less than 4% 4% Not a measure for 2018/19

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Department of Corrections in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth 2018/19 - 71,763 63,314 61,870 58,015
Offenders In The Community - Maintaining Public Safety 2018/19 - 22,465 25,867 29,085 33,081
Holidays Act Compliance 2017/18 16,000 - - - -
Making the Prison Network More Safe, Humane and Effective 2017/18 33,000 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community - Increased Investment 2017/18 10,133 11,539 13,016 14,562 14,562
Prisoner Volumes 2016/17 75,811 74,194 71,300 53,443 53,443
Prisoners at Risk of Self-harm and Suicide - Pilot 2017/18 425 850 850 850 850
Targeted Short-term Investments to Reduce Immediate Prison Capacity Pressures 2016/17 4,000 4,000 - - -
Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities: Investment in Policing 2017/18 2,860 8,450 16,580 27,300 27,300
Reform of Family Violence Law 2018/19 - 10,700 21,146 27,603 33,111
Corrections Financial Stability Post 2015/16 2016/17 52,825 52,825 52,825 52,825 52,825
Prison Capacity Build Programme - Phase One: Immediate Capacity Responses 2016/17 23,600 18,100 18,100 18,100 18,100
Mt Eden Corrections Facility Management Options 2016/17 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand 2015/16 3,200 2,700 2,200 2,200 2,200
Electronically Monitored Bail 2013/14 5,400 5,400 5,400 5,400 5,400

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in funding in the 2018/19 year is mainly to ensure that the Department is able to meet the costs associated with managing the continued growth forecast in the prison population, and the growing number of offenders being managed in the community.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 May 2018