When a person leaves prison, they face an uncertain future.

They might lack the support of friends and whānau, face stigma or judgement, or have little connection to the outside world. Many people released from prison will go on to reoffend.

Momentum is working to change that.

What We Do.

The tools to manage everyday life.

We work with people in prison and on probation who want to make a change.

We connect them with life skills programmes that teach real world skills and capabilities. Participants are equipped with strategies and tools to effectively meet the challenges that inevitably arise upon their release.

“Most of the things we’ve learnt are things that aren’t taught to us growing up and if they were it would make living a lot easier for us. This programme is well worth doing.” 

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Success stories

Gary*

Programme participant from Northland Prison talking about his experience of the 101 Programme.

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Paul*

Programme participant from Northland Prison talking about his experience of the 101 Programme.

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Rawiri*

Programme Participant from Northland Prison talking about his experience of the 101 Programme.

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Our future plans.

What's next.

We are currently developing a mentor programme to connect recent prison-leavers with advocates in their communities who will support them to get back on their feet.

Our programme aims to meet the individual needs of people in prison at a pivotal time to support their desire to change and lead a crime-free life. This programme is a bridge between life in prison and life on the outside and has incredible potential to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

Community hubs for life skills programmes

Life skills programmes in all prisons

Pre-release support networks & planning

Prison-leavers in community Mentor Programme

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