SCP directly addresses government goals to reduce prisoner numbers; improve outcomes for victims of crime & the wider community; improve public safety; & break the cycle of reoffending. SCP frees up staff to focus on higher priority work & reduce costs.
Optimation has extensive experience and passion for the justice sector, having worked closely with NZ Corrections for over a decade, providing development and support for the core IOMS (Integrated Offender Management System).
Following the successful creation of a community reparation application (My Mahi) for NZ Corrections, in 2018 we started collaborating with the Justice Sector High Impact Innovation Program (HIIP), and incorporated one of their initiatives into our broader SCP product development, with a pan-sector initiative to reduce demand and pressure on the prison system from the number of people incarcerated on remand. As a result, a growing number of people are on electronically monitored bail in the community, and Optimation began working with Corrections to find a way to reduce the number breaching bail conditions and having to return to custody.