We help support prisoners achieve successful reintegration by working with them, their families and members of the community they plan on returning to.
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Family Support

We recognise families of prisoners often need help accessing services that work for them and in developing strong supports and networks.
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The services provided by paid staff from Prisoners Aid are enhanced by a network of trained volunteers across New Zealand who add a valuable connection between the prison and the community.
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About Prisoners Aid

Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society Canterbury provides a free service on both sides of the prison wire. This enables us to support people who are or who have been in the criminal justice system, as well as to their whanau, with continuous care from first contact to release and beyond.

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Who We Support

We believe everyone benefits when prisoners and their family are in continued contact throughout a prison sentence. Contact us if you're about to be sentenced or if you or a family member already is in the criminal justice system.

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Where You'll Find Us

If you're in or close to a main centre on either the North or South Island, we'll most likely have an office close to you. We have a presence in 12 cities and towns across the country and can refer you to contract partners in locations where we don't have a presence.

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