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NZPB Guiding Principles
The Board’s primary role is to assess whether an offender poses an undue risk to the safety of the community. Information kindly provided by the New Zealand Parole Board

In all its considerations, the Board must comply with the Parole Act 2002.

Section 7 of the Act states:

"When making decisions about, or in any way relating to, the release of an offender, the paramount
consideration for the Board in every case is the safety of the community."

Other principles in the Act also guide the Board’s decisions:

That offenders must not be detained any longer than is consistent with the safety of the community, and that they must not be subject to release conditions or detention conditions that are more onerous, or last longer, than is consistent with the safety of the community
When any person is required to assess whether an offender poses an "undue risk", they must consider:

The likelihood of further offending; and
The nature and seriousness of any likely further offending
Section 28 of the Act provides that:

The Board may give a direction to release an offender on parole only if it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the offender, if released, "will not pose an undue risk to the safety of the community" … taking into account:

the support and supervision available to the offender following release; and
the public interest in the reintegration of the offender into society as a law-abiding citizen.



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The Board’s primary role is to assess whether an offender poses an undue risk to the safety of the community.

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