For the first time in our history, Minister of Corrections visits PARS
Yahoo! News: Helping young people realise their potential during Youth Week
We were thrilled to welcome Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga to meet the team. We presented to him what PARS does, and our plans for the future in collaboration with Turuki Health Care.
Minister Lotu-Iiga was extremely interested in the different services we provide, sharing that he didn't realise PARS has such a wide impact. "What you've said today aligns with what we're trying to do," said Minister Lotu-Iiga. "The intent and purpose is good. I think it's exciting, to see where we can work with you."
North Shore Times: Prison Transportation Keeps Families Together
The formative years are difficult for all New Zealanders, balancing social life, family and study, while navigating an unstable job market and other societal expectations.
The formative years are difficult for all New Zealanders, balancing social life, family and study, while navigating an unstable job market and other societal expectations. Imagine how much harder this period can be for young people who have been incarcerated and may not have stable support networks in place? Youth Week is 23rd - 31st May, with a theme of "Kō tātau te ao o āpōpō" or "We are the future" and PARS Inc. (People at Risk Solutions, formerly the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society) are focusing their efforts on ensuring young people leaving prison get the support they need to be productive, contributing members of society.
Pasifika Mentoring Programme's first graduation
An article from the North Shore Times about PARS volunteers who contribute their time and vehicles to help families visit loved ones in prison.
Auckland City Harbour News: Community Matters Most
In December 2014, our first group of clients in our Pasifika Mentoring Programme graduated, a fantastic achievement for both the released prisoners involved, and for PARS itself.
Manukau Courier: Groups join to help former prisoners
Our very own Tui G featured in the Auckland City Harbour News recently, sharing her thoughts on her neighbourhood, and why community is so important.
PARS has recently partnered with Turuki Healthcare Trust to offer improved health services to those in need, and Manukau Courier featured a fantastic piece about the partnership.