The New Zealand Howard League
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the western world even though it has fallen from a high of more than 10,000 in 2020 to 7728 in June 2022.
We don’t have tougher laws than comparable countries, or worse people; what we do have is an exceptionally high reoffending rate. The keys to reducing reoffending are not complicated:
- Skills training, especially driver licenses
- Post release employment
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Maintaining family connections
Our two main programmes to help reduce reoffending are a volunteer based literacy programme which we aim to operate in every prison in the country and over 20 professional driving licence programmes working alongside Community Corrections and inside a growing number of prisons.
Chief Executive – Operations
Chief Executive – Administration
National Training Manager
Board of Directors
Regional Team Leaders
Nga Hau e Wha
Help the NZ Howard League reach its goals in reducing prisoners reoffending, reducing the prison population and helping with positive reintegration into communities, without endangering the safety of those communities.How to Help