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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Corrections - Justice Sector - Estimates 2019/20

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 2019/20 financial year covering:

Operating Expenditure:

  • a total of just over $1,080 million (62.4% 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 $289 million (16.7% 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 $252 million (14.6% 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 $73 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 $33 million (1.9% of the Vote) for infrastructure improvements to enable the development of the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility
  • a total of just under $2.600 million (0.1% 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 over $2.300 million (0.1% of the Vote) for the Department's responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of just over $439 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 to the Department of Corrections of just over $27 million.

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
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, reintegration and support services to defendants on bail and offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences that address the underlying causes of criminal offending and reduce re-offending.
249,319 249,319 289,111

Bail Support Services (M18)

This appropriation is limited to providing support services to defendants on bail.
2,160 2,160 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

251,479 251,479 289,111

Departmental Other Expenses

     

Transfer of Auckland Prison Wastewater Assets (M18)

This appropriation is limited to the transfer of Auckland Prison Wastewater Assets to Watercare Services Limited.
9,100 9,100 -

Total Departmental Other Expenses

9,100 9,100 -

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.
608,307 608,307 439,183

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

608,307 608,307 439,183

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.
12,800 12,800 33,082

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

12,800 12,800 33,082

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.
4,866 4,866 4,861

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

This category is limited to Department responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.
2,307 2,307 2,305

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.
2,559 2,559 2,556

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.
1,372,921 1,372,921 1,405,418

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.
67,684 67,684 73,041

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.
1,065,501 1,065,501 1,080,157

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.
239,736 239,736 252,220

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

1,377,787 1,377,787 1,410,279

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

2,259,473 2,259,473 2,171,655

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Department of Corrections - Capital Injection (M18) 295,280 295,280 27,350

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Restoring a Safe and Effective Prison Network Public Safety is Improved MCA - Prison-based Custodial Services - 27,300 28,500 28,500 28,500
Offenders in the Community: Retaining Safe and Effective Community-Based Sentences and Orders Public Safety is Improved MCA - Various - 19,560 19,460 19,460 19,460
Increasing Access to Mental Health and Addiction Support Re-offending is Reduced - 16,661 26,878 38,660 41,387
  Departmental Capital Injections - 2,450 - - 1,450
Maori Pathway - Improving Outcomes for Maori and their Whanau in the Corrections System and Supporting their Reintegration Back into Communities - Part B Re-offending is Reduced - 9,065 14,506 17,297 19,102
  Departmental Capital Injections - - 1,000 1,000 1,000
Maori Pathway - Improving Outcomes for Maori and their Whanau in the Corrections System and Supporting their Reintegration Back into Communities - Part A Re-offending is Reduced - 1,800 2,500 3,000 3,100
Enhancing Specialist Alcohol and Other Drug Services Re-offending is Reduced - 500 500 500 500
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges Public Safety is Improved MCA - Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board - 335 335 335 335
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims Public Safety is Improved MCA - Prison-based Custodial Services - - - 424 643
Reprioritisation of Funding - Targeted Suspension of Suboptimal Prison Capacity Public Safety is Improved MCA - Prison-based Custodial Services - (6,300) (17,600) (22,700) (22,700)
Phone Applications for Victims Public Safety is Improved MCA - Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 700 - - - -
Residential AOD for Female Defendants and Parolees Re-offending is Reduced 431 569 - - -
  Public Safety is Improved MCA - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 100 103 - - -
Speech Language and Communication Needs Re-offending is Reduced 373 57 - - -
  Public Safety is Improved MCA - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 87 13 - - -
Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility - Approval to Execute the Project Agreement Non-Departmental Other Expenses - Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility 12,800 33,082 33,518 1,000 -
  Public Safety is Improved MCA - Various 5,700 7,000 7,400 24,800 86,700
  Re-offending is Reduced 1,400 1,800 1,800 6,200 21,700
  Departmental Capital Injections 18,100 4,100 4,100 29,100 -
Housing and Support Services for People Managed by Corrections Re-offending is Reduced 4,240 15,586 17,895 19,885 16,700
Accommodation Options to Support a More Effective Justice System and a Safer New Zealand Public Safety is Improved MCA - Prison-based Custodial Services 3,000 - - - -
  Departmental Capital Injections 5,000 - - - -
Bail Support Services Pilot Bail Support Services 2,160 - - - -
  Re-offending is Reduced - 2,560 - - -
Therapeutic Prison Unit Pilot Re-offending is Reduced 1,490 1,940 - - -
  Departmental Capital Injections 80 - - - -
High Impact Innovation Programme (HIIP) Re-offending is Reduced - 5,300 - - -

Total Initiatives

  55,661 143,481 140,792 167,461 217,877

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  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 165,436 176,308 180,869 215,676 251,479 251,479 289,111 - 289,111 302,204 321,161 338,153
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - 6,667 21,900 21,900 - 33,082 33,082 33,518 1,000 -
Capital Expenditure 263,197 246,715 256,654 260,786 608,307 608,307 439,183 - 439,183 366,998 206,763 107,663
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 1,064,725 1,120,277 1,164,131 1,258,159 1,377,787 1,377,787 1,410,279 - 1,410,279 1,375,072 1,388,825 1,453,620
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,493,358 1,543,300 1,601,654 1,741,288 2,259,473 2,259,473 2,138,573 33,082 2,171,655 2,077,792 1,917,749 1,899,436

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 Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year 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 2019 Corrections received funding for restoring a safe and effective prison network and retaining safe and effective community-based sentences and orders. This includes funding to activate and transition to new capacity in the prison network and increased volumes of electronic monitoring and intensive monitoring in the community.

Corrections also received funding increases for interventions and rehabilitative activity. Rehabilitation programmes, including Increased Access to Mental Health and Addiction Support, represent the best opportunity Corrections has to directly impact the drivers of crime among prison and community-based offenders. Funding has also been received for a kaupapa based pathway for Maori, co-designed and implemented by Maori in partnership with Corrections.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

The Department is completing a capital programme of work that responded to the rapid growth in prison population during 2016-2018 to ensure sufficient capacity to accommodate the current and expected prison population. The recent moderate decline in the prison population presents an opportunity to remove poor quality capacity and create resilience to respond to changing demand and service needs.

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, reintegration and support services to defendants on bail and offenders serving custodial and community-based sentences that address the underlying causes of criminal offending and reduce re-offending.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 249,319 249,319 289,111
Revenue from the Crown 214,742 214,742 259,417
Revenue from Others 31,828 31,828 26,945
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Case Management 38,208 38,208 40,768
Interventions - Training and Education 5,759 5,759 6,360
Interventions - Offender Employment 73,724 73,724 70,350
Interventions - Rehabilitation 105,292 105,292 125,875
Interventions - Reintegration 26,336 26,336 45,758

Total

249,319 249,319 289,111
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, as well as end-to-end bail support for defendants. This appropriation ensures identified offender and defendant needs are addressed through rehabilitation, education, employment and reintegration activities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

New measure for 2019/20 85% 85%

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
45% 45% 45%

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

35% 50% 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

5,000 5,000 5,000

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

4,000 4,000 4,000

The percentage of target hours prisoners are engaged in industry, treatment and learning activities

New measure for 2019/20 80% 80%
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Increasing Access to Mental Health and Addiction Support 2019/20 - 16,661 26,878 38,660 41,387
Maori Pathway - Improving Outcomes for Maori and their Whanau in the Corrections System and Supporting their Reintegration Back into Communities - Part B 2019/20 - 9,065 14,506 17,297 19,102
Maori Pathway - Improving Outcomes for Maori and their Whanau in the Corrections System and Supporting their Reintegration Back into Communities - Part A 2019/20 - 1,800 2,500 3,000 3,100
Enhancing Specialist Alcohol and Other Drug Services 2019/20 - 500 500 500 500
High Impact Innovation Programme (HIIP) 2019/20 - 5,300 - - -
Bail Support Services Pilot 2019/20 - 2,560 - - -
Housing and Support Services for People Managed by Corrections 2018/19 4,240 15,586 17,895 19,885 16,700
Residential AOD for Female Defendants and Parolees 2018/19 431 569 - - -
Speech Language and Communication Needs 2018/19 373 57 - - -
Therapeutic Prison Unit Pilot 2018/19 1,490 1,940 - - -
Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility - Approval to Execute the Project Agreement 2018/19 1,400 1,800 1,800 6,200 21,700
Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth 2018/19 13,937 15,707 15,732 15,747 15,747
Offenders In The Community - Maintaining Public Safety 2018/19 4,505 4,883 5,015 3,019 3,019
Burglary Prevention 2017/18 3,603 5,355 7,107 7,107 7,107

Previous Government

           
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community - Increased Investment 2017/18 536 634 738 738 738
Prisoner Volumes 2017/18 7,469 10,340 12,714 12,714 12,714
Prisoners at Risk of Self-harm and Suicide - Pilot 2017/18 2,373 2,380 2,415 2,415 2,415
Industry, Treatment, and Learning Interventions - Increasing Access 2017/18 4,520 5,650 5,650 5,650 5,650
Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities: Investment in Policing 2017/18 1,320 2,640 4,400 4,400 4,400
Building Foundations and Community Alternatives - Reintegration Services for Women 2016/17 889 - - - -
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
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to additional investment in rehabilitation and reintegration activities including increased access to mental health and addiction support, housing and support services, and a kaupapa based pathway for Maori offenders.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 572,743 572,743 407,583
Intangibles 35,564 35,564 31,600
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

608,307 608,307 439,183
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 the current and expected prison population.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of newCommunity Corrections Sites and existing site refurbishments

3 3 6

Prison Capacity Programme - permanent beds added

253 253 1,238
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Department has changed its capital expenditure profile to reflect a slight shift in focus as a result of the Prison Network Development Strategy. Following Cabinet review of the Strategy, Corrections is reviewing its capital plan to ensure it is well aligned with this shift in focus.

Department of Corrections

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2019/20
Opening Balance 2,500,036 2,684,419  
Capital Injections 295,280 27,350 Additional funding mainly to increase prison capacity at Mt Eden Corrections Facility, Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility and the Modular Build Programme.
Capital Withdrawals (20,000) (40,000) Capital withdrawal relates to surplus capital reserves as a result of the Department utilising private sector finance for the construction of the new maximum security facility at Auckland Prison.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (90,897) (2,401) The 2018/19 forecasted loss, largely relates to the un-realised year to date fair value movement on the Corrections interest rate swap entered into with New Zealand Debt Management Office to manage the risk relating to public private partnership transactions. The 2019/20 projected loss mainly relates to the third party revenue shortfall.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

2,684,419 2,669,368  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility (M18)
Scope of Appropriation
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.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,800 12,800 33,082
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve infrastructure improvements necessary to enable the development of the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility, including safety and access improvements on the local road leading to the facility.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  • Completion of safety and access improvements on the local road leading to the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility.
  • Continuation of design of infrastructure improvements required to enable the development of the Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Corrections in the Vote Corrections Non-Departmental Appropriations Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is due to an increased programme of work relating to the wastewater treatment plant and State Highway 3 intersection improvements.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

4,866 4,866 4,861

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services 2,307 2,307 2,305
Policy Advice 2,559 2,559 2,556

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

4,861 4,861 4,861
Ministerial Services 2,305 2,305 2,305
Policy Advice 2,556 2,556 2,556

Revenue from Others

5 5 -
Ministerial Services 2 2 -
Policy Advice 3 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
  2018/19 2019/20
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)

85% 85% 85%
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
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

Greater than 95% 100% Greater than 95%

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

Greater than 98% 100% Greater than 98%

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

Greater than 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% See Note 1

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)

80% 80% See Note 2

Note 1 - The Standard will be identified based on the refreshed Policy Quality Framework and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refreshed Policy Quality Framework from 2019/20 to assess the quality of their policy advice papers. The Policy Quality Framework is currently being refreshed. The refreshed Framework will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 2 - The Standard will be identified based on the revised Ministerial Satisfaction Survey and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refined Ministerial Satisfaction Survey from 2019/20 to assess ministerial satisfaction with the policy service. The survey is currently under review and the refined survey and guidance will be released before 30 June 2019.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by 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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

1,372,921 1,372,921 1,405,418

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 67,684 67,684 73,041
Prison-based Custodial Services 1,065,501 1,065,501 1,080,157
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 239,736 239,736 252,220

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

1,368,285 1,368,285 1,402,224
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 67,292 67,292 73,041
Prison-based Custodial Services 1,061,461 1,061,461 1,076,963
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 239,532 239,532 252,220

Revenue from Others

4,636 4,636 3,194
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 392 392 -
Prison-based Custodial Services 4,040 4,040 3,194
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 204 204 -
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  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 53,286 53,286 58,123
Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board 7,349 7,349 7,973
Information and Administrative Services to Victims 917 917 294
Administrative Services to the New Zealand Parole Board 6,132 6,132 6,651

Prison-based Custodial Services

     
Asset Management 363,334 363,334 370,320
Sentenced 398,944 398,944 402,663
Remand 178,390 178,390 182,210
Third Party 82,168 82,168 79,519
Health 42,665 42,665 45,445

Sentences and Orders Served in the Community

     
Community Based Sentences 132,309 132,309 138,380
Post-Release Orders 61,660 61,660 64,134
Home Detention Sentences 38,805 38,805 41,283
Electronic Monitoring Bail 6,962 6,962 8,423

Total

1,372,921 1,372,921 1,405,418
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
  • 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, and
  • 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.
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
  2018/19 2019/20
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 all pre-sentence reports provided to court within agreed timeframes before sentencing

New measure for 2019/20 95% 95%

The percentage of all parole reports provided to agreed timeframes pursuant to New Zealand Parole Board requirements

New measure for 2019/20 95% 95%

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

98% 98% 98%

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

98% 98% 98%

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

98% 98% 98%

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

Nil 5 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 breakout escapes

Nil Nil Nil

The number of non-breakout escapes

Less than or equal to 5 Less than or equal to 5 Less than or equal to 5

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

Less than 5% Less than 5% Less than 5%

The number of unnatural deaths

Nil 1 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

Greater than 80% Greater than 80% Greater than 80%

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

Less than or equal to 0.50 Less than or equal to 0.50 Less than or equal to 0.50

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

Less than or equal to 0.20 Less than or equal to 0.20 Less than or equal to 0.20

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

100% 100% 100%

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

Greater than 80% Greater than 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

Greater than 75% Greater than 75% Greater than 75%

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

90% 90% 90%
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Restoring a Safe and Effective Prison Network 2019/20 - 27,300 28,500 28,500 28,500
Offenders in the Community: Retaining Safe and Effective Community-Based Sentences and Orders 2019/20 - 19,560 19,460 19,460 19,460
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges 2019/20 - 335 335 335 335
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2021/22 - - - 424 643
Reprioritisation of Funding - Targeted Suspension of Suboptimal Prison Capacity 2019/20 - (6,300) (17,600) (22,700) (22,700)
Phone Applications for Victims 2018/19 700 - - - -
Residential AOD for Female Defendants and Parolees 2018/19 100 103 - - -
Speech Language and Communication Needs 2018/19 87 13 - - -
Waikeria Corrections and Treatment Facility - Approval to Execute the Project Agreement 2018/19 5,700 7,000 7,400 24,800 86,700
Accommodation Options to Support a More Effective Justice System and a Safer New Zealand 2018/19 3,000 - - - -
Prisoner Volumes - Responding to Growth 2018/19 71,763 63,314 61,870 58,015 58,015
Offenders In The Community - Maintaining Public Safety 2018/19 22,465 25,867 29,085 33,081 33,081

Previous Government

           
Reform of Family Violence Law 2018/19 10,700 21,146 27,603 33,111 34,332
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community - Increased Investment 2017/18 11,539 13,016 14,562 14,562 14,562
Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities: Investment in Policing 2017/18 8,450 16,580 27,300 27,300 27,300
Prisoners at Risk of Self-harm and Suicide - Pilot 2017/18 850 850 850 850 850
Prisoner Volumes 2016/17 74,194 71,300 53,443 53,443 53,443
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 18,100 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
Targeted Short-term Investments to Reduce Immediate Prison Capacity Pressures 2016/17 4,000 - - - -
Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand 2015/16 2,700 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to the core costs of restoring a safe and effective prison network and retaining safe and effective community-based sentences and orders.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019