Support is a key component of the services we deliver.
We work in partnership with our clients to provide support based on what they identify as a need when we meet with them.
We have staff working in Remutaka, Arohata and Manawatu Prisons. In addition we have a volunteer team visiting Manawatu Prison every week.
Most of our work relates to preparing people in prison for release and supporting those already released to successfully rebuild their lives. Because of the large number of people in prison we tend to focus on those coming up for release in the next three months.
We provide support for as long as needed and don’t need a formal referral to work with someone. Self-referrals are common and but we also accept referrals from Prisons, Probation and other social service agencies. A referral can be made to
Other ways we can assist include talking to case managers about health issues, assisting with obtaining ID, providing information on a range of services that will be useful on release, facilitating communication between the person in prison and their legal representative.
Manawatu PARS collaborates with Manawatu Prison to provide programmes for people in prison which include weekly visiting and the Dads ‘n Books programme.