PARS have over a century of heritage and experience as 'prisoners aid' but today a constantly evolving, contemporary model of support is delivered by a skilled multi-displinary team including service leaders, qualified social workers and medical professionals.
PARS is a dynamic learning environment and our current team includes graduates in criminology , social work, education of whom some of them have completed their practicum with PARS which has led to employment.
PARS understands the success of individuals to become free from
offending is significantly impacted by the people with whom they
connect with and the supportive relationships that are
The strength of our success over a number of years is
acknowledging and respecting the full humanity of the client
irrespective of the nature of their offending whilst recognising
the engagement at the onset with the client is central to a
Years of first hand experiences have enabled staff to
understand the real challenges facing prisoners, ex-prisoners and
their families/whanau in healthy decision making and is seen as
fundamental in supporting the client navigate their way through the
barriers they face to obtain practical assistance for essential
Find out more about the incredible work that our PARS Navigators do