Justice sector & policy

We're the lead organisation for government agencies involved in the justice sector. We produce policy advice to the Government on justice legislation and New Zealand’s constitution. We also provide advice to the Minister of Justice, the Associate Minister of Justice, the Minister for Courts, the Attorney General and the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations. 

  • Key initiatives »

    We lead and are involved in a wide range of initiatives to reduce crime, keep people safe and modernise the justice system.

  • About the justice sector »

    We work with 5 other government agencies to make New Zealand safer and to deliver accessible justice services and better outcomes for everyone.

  • Research & data »

    We produce a range of information and statistics across a wide variety of activity within the justice sector, including statistics, reviews and forecasts.

  • Constitutional issues & human rights »

    We administer parts of New Zealand’s constitution and promote the rule of law. We're also responsible for upholding human rights agreements.

  • Have your say »

    Find current issues we're consulting on, how to have your say, and recently closed consultations.