Judith Collins is increasing the number of prison beds while blaming hard-core recidivists for her missing a KPI.
I can only see pain in their future.
The Government appears certain to miss its target of cutting reoffending in New Zealand by next year.
The target of a 25 per cent reduction in recidivism by mid-2017 was set in 2012 and is one of the Government’s top priorities for the public sector.
The Corrections Department’s annual report, released on Friday, showed that reoffending had been cut by just 5.6 per cent from a 2011 baseline.
Corrections Minister Judith Collins said that while any reduction in reoffending was “good news”, it was disappointing that progress towards the key target had slowed.
She said the trend had been caused by a smaller, hard-core group of criminals. Read more »