Bailing Offenders to Housing New Zealand Properties

JustSpeak made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: JustSpeak

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I am writing to ask about your policies relating to bailing offenders and allowing offenders to serve community based sentences at Housing New Zealand properties. Specifically, I would like to know:

1. What is your procedure/policy when asked by Police, Corrections, Probation, Housing New Zealand or the Courts to comment on whether an offender should be granted bail or allowed to service a community sentence (Community or Home Detention) in a Housing New Zealand property? Please provide any policy documents, briefings and templates that you have in relation to this. It would also be great if you could give a run down of who makes the decisions (is it a head office decision or made regionally etc) and describe the process the decision maker needs to go through.

2. Do you have an informal or formal relationship with Police, Corrections, Probation, Housing New Zealand and/or the District or High Court in relation to bailing offenders to Housing New Zealand Properties and/or allowing them to serve community based sentences from Housing New Zealand properties? Please provide any memorandums of understanding or evidence of other formal or informal arrangements with the above organisations on this issue.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Gabriel


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Tēnā koe Ms Hannah Gabriel

Thank you for your email received 22 April 2016, under the Official Information Act 1982. Please find attached a letter advising of the need to transfer your request to Housing New Zealand for them to respond. They will provide a response as soon as possible.
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Dear Ms Gabriel


Please find attached a response from Rachel Kelly, Manager Government
Relations, Housing New Zealand, to your OIA of 22 April 2016.


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