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A gentle thaw or continued deep freeze?: Relationships between voluntary and community organisations and the state in criminal justice in New Zealand

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 1 (Jun 2015)

Abstract: Previous research suggests that the relationship between voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) and the state in New Zealand has been characterised by frustration, uncertainty and mistrust. Contemporary literature examining relations between VCOs and state agencies in criminal justice is sparse, despite the need for such organisations to work cooperatively. Drawing on qualitative interviews with key VCO and criminal justice stakeholders, this paper examines their relationship, with particular reference to the autonomy of VCOs and their ability to advocate. It argues that while some relationships appear to be improving, smaller specialist VCOs, which are more dependent on state funding, remain vulnerable and underappreciated.

To cite this article: Mills, Alice. A gentle thaw or continued deep freeze?: Relationships between voluntary and community organisations and the state in criminal justice in New Zealand [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 121-142. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=343297992876808;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 28 Apr 17].

Personal Author: Mills, Alice; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 121-142 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of; Community organization--Management; Maori (New Zealand people)--Services for; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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