Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Societies can be traced back 125 years, originating in Dunedin, and they are one of the oldest social services in New Zealand Aotearoa.

Today, Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Societies (PARS) operate throughout the country and continue to provide support to prisoners in prison and on release.

PARS works closely with Prisons, Probation and Court Service and is able to support the offender and their family members to understand and comply with the processes they go through when involved in the criminal justice system.

Family members can access advice and information during incarceration and, on release,  PARS supports offenders to reintegrate into the community to live crime-free lives.

Manawatu PARS has offices in Palmerston North, Levin, Porirua and Hastings.  Contact us today if you are worried or need support.