It’s the first time anyone has stood by me, I have people I can call anytime and that helps me be confident I’m making the right choices.
"Sam" (Rehabilitated offender)
A3K have enabled me to achieve a new life in the community. Without them I would not have accomplished everything I have. Without them I would have remained on the path I have been on for the last 20 years. I am now employed, in a loving respectful relationship and have a place to call home.
A3 Kaitiaki encapsulates the essence of Kaitiakitanga. Their commitment to the guardianship and stewardship of mana whenua and mana tangata is highly visible in all of the services that they perform.
A3 Kaitiaki have been great partners to work with in addressing the needs and concerns of Maori offenders and their whanau.
A3K have been with us from well before we opened our facility in 2007. They have provided us with excellent support as we try to make a positive difference to the lives of those who we work with as well as our community. They don’t shy away from the hard work and invest significant time and resource into supporting men with complex needs both in prison and upon their release. That support extends to their whanau and through A3K’s commitment and professionalism they have also got a number of other Government Departments and agencies as well as employers on board which is creating some excellent results.
Otago Corrections Facility