Our Organisation

PARS (People At Risk Solutions) is a charitable trust and a leading agency in the Northern Region that supports and empowers people who have served a sentence in prison and their wider whanau / families. PARS is informed and underpinned by kaupapa Maori and provides culturally appropriate support for all clients. A range of specialist services are delivered at a critical time to break down the barriers to living a positive, productive and crime-free life style. The PARS team are effective navigators to a place of safety and inclusiveness. The team help build capability and a sense of responsibility in each client to make achievable changes for a better future.

Operational overview

  • Delivery of key reintegration services in the Northern Region from South of the Bombays to the top of the North Island
  • Contracted by Department of Corrections to deliver Reintegraton Support for a specific group of people (must have or most recent sentence must be two years or more imprisonment) in the form of  Supported Accommodation Services 
  • Emergency Accommodation for people living in the community and under supervision with Community Probation Services
  • Contracted by the Department of Corrections to deliver Reintegration Services for Returning Offenders deported from overseas e.g Australia. Many of these men and women have no networks of support in New Zealand, though they were born here they may have lived overseas much of their adult life
  • Delivering services to five prisons in our region:
    • Auckland Region Womens Correctional Facility
    • Auckland Prison (Paremoremo)
    • Mt Eden Correctional Facility 
    • Auckland South Correctional Facility (Kohuora)
    • Northern Region Correctional Facility (Nga Wha)    
  • National Administrator for the Child Travel Fund on behalf of Prisoners Aid and Rehabiliation Societies throughout New Zealand and the Salvation Army reintegration service