Kim Workman: Journey Towards Justice: 2018
Kim Workman is a central figure in the ongoing discussion of justice and prison policy in New Zealand. This memoir presents his rich narrative of a life lived through periods of personal and political change and upheaval.
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Kim Workman is a central figure in the ongoing discussion of justice and prison policy in New Zealand. This memoir presents his rich narrative of a life lived through periods of personal and political change and upheaval. It tells his remarkable story: from early years growing up in the Wairarapa to working as a police officer during the 1960s and 70s, from his public service roles that included being head of prisons in the early 1990s to his emergence as a passionate advocate for radical justice reform. Workman's story is fascinating and insightful, but above all it is honest, dealing with struggle, spirituality and questions of cultural identity. This is a powerful first-hand account of state and social forces that have helped shape contemporary New Zealand.
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Dr Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) spent nearly four decades within the public sector, with career roles within the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health, including a stint as Head of the Prison Service. Kim was then Director of Prison Fellowship from 2000 until 2008. In 2006, Kim joined with Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army to launch the `Rethinking Crime and Punishment' strategy, and has since lent his expertise to JustSpeak as a strategic advisor and board member. Kim is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study after receiving two Churchill Fellowship awards. In 2005, Kim was the joint recipient (with Jackie Katounas) of the International Prize for Restorative Justice and was made a Companion of the Queens Service Order in 2007. In 2016 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature on the 19th of May this year by the Victoria University Council. Kim was a Semi-finalist for the 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award, before going on, in 2018, to be named 2018 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year.