About Prisoners Aid

PARS Canterbury (The Prisoner's Aid and Reintegration Society of Canterbury Incorporated) provides a free service on both sides of the prison wire. This enables us to support people who are or who have been in the criminal justice system, as well as to their whanau, with continuous care from first contact to release and beyond, including people who have been deported to New Zealand and choose to live in the Canterbury area.

Who We Support

We believe everyone benefits when prisoners and their family are in continued contact throughout a prison sentence. Contact us if you’re about to be sentenced or if you or a family member already is in the criminal justice system.   

Where You’ll Find Us

We have a small office in Papanui, Christchurch. As we are a very small team of only three paid staff members, our office is often unmanned. Please call us on 03 371 9183 for an appointment (leave a message if there is no answer).