04 Jul June Newsletter 2017
CORRECTIONS ENDORSEMENT OF RAW PROGRAMME FOLLOWING RESEARCH
Late 2016 the Department of Corrections engaged an independent researcher to evaluate RAW’s programme and following her report Corrections has officially endorsed RAW’s work.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the contribution RAW makes towards reintegrating women back into the community and commend the programme’s objective to help prevent intergenerational patterns of offending. We value this service as it provides wrap around support for women….To reduce reoffending is a big challenge and we welcome the opportunity to take that journey with you, to continuously improve our collective efforts and make a difference for women who need it.” Stephen Cunningham, Director Offender Employment and Reintegration
This recognition is an important step in RAW’s evolution as it moves forward to refine and develop its service for women with complex needs on release from prison.
MAKING A DONATION TO RAW
While Corrections has endorsed RAW and provides an annual grant, RAW is not eligible for contract government funding. 90% of RAW’s income comes from philanthropic grants and generous donations from people like you.
You can help RAW by:
Check with your employer if they are set up for payroll giving. RAW 2014 Limited is on the list of approved IRD charitable organisations. The advantage of donating through Payroll Giving is the 33% tax credit is returned to you immediately in the form of reduced PAYE so you don’t have to claim your donation credit at the end of the tax year.
Some of things your donation will support at the moment include:
- $30 Weekly bus pass for women to attend work or study
- $60 Puffer jacket to keep warm in the harsh Waikato winter
- $25 Sneakers for exercising
- $50 Bus trip for a woman to go and spend quality time with her children/ family
- $50 for a child’s school holiday activities
MEN IN THE RAW PROGRAMME
Following the research evaluation it has been decided to not continue working with men for the next 12 months to allow RAW time to adapt the existing programme for women to better meet the different needs of men. RAW will continue to support the men it is currently working with.
TRY BEING A HAIR STYLING MODEL
During Ina’s final semester at WINTEC’s Hairdressing school she needs models to complete her practical training. She is looking for ‘models’ wanting any of the following services:
- Short bobs with graduated cuts at the back
- Layered cuts
- Full head foils
- Permanent colours
- Complex sets
- Chemical straightening
- Hair up styles – eg. that you would wear for a wedding or prom
- And especially for the men – clipper cuts
Class begins again in 3 weeks so contact Sheryl at email@example.com to express your interest in supporting Ina as one of her models.