THE RAW IMPACT

RAW is an out-of-gate provider for incarcerated women looking for a rehabilitative and integrated pathway to advance a positive and sustainable life change

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WHO RAW SERVES

RAW works with women who have been to prison; often multiple times and/or for long stretches

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RAW’S KEY FOCUS

To help women develop good decision-making skills, and provide opportunities for education, employment and reconnecting with children and supportive family members.

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RAW’S ULTIMATE GOAL

Breaking down intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and crime and replacing them with new opportunities and possibilities that create a lasting and positive flow on effect for generations to come

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RAW’S HOME BASE

RAW requires each woman to relocate to Waikato, without their children, to fully invest in their reintegration. Here, they learn how to manage their responses to life’s challenges, engage in study and/or a meaningful career and provide a safe and loving home for their children

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Raw out of home

RAW is continually developing its out of home support services.  This includes facilitating employment opportunities and providing one-on-one coaching when life gets tough

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Raw on the inside

Is focused on developing a culture of hope and ambition for a better future earlier in a woman’s rehabilitation journey through skill-building workshops, events and study

MEASURING RAW’S IMPACT

The three key areas of growth that the RAW Reintegration model has been set up to address are as follows:

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WELLBEING & QUALITY OF LIFE

Personal & Lifestyle Growth

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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Academic and/or
Employment Growth

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CONNECTEDNESS

Whānau Connection/
Relationship Growth
Community Connection/
Contribution Growth

LIFESTYLE IMPACT

An independent evaluation, funded by J R McKenzie Trust, was completed by 26 RAW women on the impact RAW has had on their lives. Questions were designed to reflect life before RAW relative to their lives in December 2019.

The results highlight the depth of growth and resilience the RAW Reintegration model has brought to the lives of RAW women

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SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Impact Lab has calculated RAW’s Social Return on Investment for women participating in the model between April 2018 and March 2019. This work was funded by WEL Energy Trust. For every dollar invested by RAW the social return to the community was:

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For every dollar donated to RAW the community benefits by $4.81.  You can donate with confidence, knowing you are making a real and tangible difference to the lives of RAW women, their tamariki, whānau and the wider communities they live in.