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More money for Corrections, police

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/05/2016

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING IN THE JUSTICE SECTOR?

The justice sector as a whole will get $837m over the next four years.

CORRECTIONS - $356m

* $290.6m to address the growth in the prison population - the increase has been faster than expected

* $20m for continuation of out-of-gate reintegration services

* $12m to manage offenders returning from overseas, including those being deported from Australia

* $8.8m to continue 24-hour GPS monitoring of the highest-risk offenders

POLICE - $299m

* $280m for police pay increases

* $8.2m for child protection offenders register development and operating costs

THE REST OF THE JUSTICE SECTOR

* $13.3m for the public defence service

* $16.2m for restorative justice providers

* $14.4m for the Ministry of Justice

* $76m for legal aid and community law centres

* $19.7m for Crown prosecutions

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