I want to make a fresh start

We love helping people make a fresh start.

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Here is how to access our support:

It's important to know that our services exclusively help people living in or around the Christchurch city area. If you are living outside of Christchurch providers such as the Salvation Army or your local Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society (PARS) may be able to assist you.

Yes, I live in Christchurch and I would like to work with Pathway's Prison Reintegration Service

  • To be eligible for our pre-release assessment the person in prison must be based at a Christchurch prison and be intending to be released into the Christchurch area.

  • We ask that the person seeking the support starts the process by writing us a letter telling us something of their journey into prison and their hopes for the future, please note that these letters do not need to be long or overly detailed - just tells us some of your story. The letter should be addressed to Carey Ewing, Pathway Reintegration Manager at 44 Mandeville Street, Riccarton 8011, Christchurch.

  • We would encourage you to make contact with us at least 3-6 months prior to your potential release date.

  • If you would like further information about our service please contact info@pathway.org.nz or call 03 982 1952 to speak to Carey Ewing our Reintegration Manager.

Yes, I am looking for a job

  • If you are committed to a fresh start with employment and are ready to work hard, Pathway may be able to help you find a job at Oak Tree Devanning. Click here to find out more.

  • Pathway has a supported employment service that can help people in the Christchurch area who are currently in prison and set to be released or are reporting to probation. Contact your case officer or probation officer to get a referral to this service.

Yes, I need help with accommodation

  • Pathway has a small number of rental flats that are open to Pathway Reintegration clients who have completed our pre-release assessment before release from prison.

  • Please note that Pathway is not an emergency accommodation provider, please contact the Christchurch City Mission or the Salvation Army  for help with emergency accommodation.

Yes, I am interested in the restorative justice process

  • If you have been harmed by someone's actions or you have caused harm, it is possible to consider a restorative justice process. If you would like to learn more about this, please e-mail info@pathway.org.nz to find out more information.