Welcome to Justice Matters, the Ministry of Justice’s newsletter for everyone with an interest in a safe and just New Zealand.
Every three months, we'll update you on our activities and share some of our successes on our way to delivering modern, accessible and people-centred justice services to New Zealanders.
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In this issue we welcome the appointment of His Honour Judge Heemi Taumaunu as Chief District Court Judge; sexual violence courts speed up the time of cases proceeding to trial; the Ministry launches its new Strategy; we visit the Waitangi Tribunal in Wellington and Hui Paneke tackles some pressing criminal justice issues.
In this issue we see the launch of the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal, the Independent Panel considering the 2014 family justice systems reforms released its final report, ten agencies are working together on the Joint Venture, the Behavioural Insights Unit gets the green light, results from the NZ Crime and Victim Survey are published, and we visit the Wellington Environment Court.
In this issue we reflect on the Christchurch tragedy; the Ministry welcomes Andrew Kibblewhite, our new Chief Executive; the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilot is being evaluated; the family justice system reaches its second round of consultation; and the Hāpaitia team meet with Māori at Rātana and Waitangi.
In this issue we hear from an American criminology expert on the forgotten victims of prisons; a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Judiciary; the newly established Behavioural Insights team has had success recovering fine repayments; Courts and Tribunals legislation passed; and the first phase of family violence legislation changes came into effect.
In this issue, we receive an award for our Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism work; our Women’s Network wins the Empowerment Award at the 2018 Diversity Awards; we celebrate 125 years of suffrage; and we report from the Criminal Justice Summit.
In this issue, our Chief Executive encourages us to keep our focus while looking ahead; the Ministry becomes the first public sector organisation to receive the DVFREE Tick; and the first Youth Justice Indicators Summary Report is released.
In this issue, our Chief Executive focuses on some of the Ministry’s recent achievements, Justice Minister Andrew Little reflects on what motivates him in pushing for change in the justice sector, and we feature the opening of the 15th Rangatahi Court.
In this issue, new Justice Minister Andrew Little writes his first column for us and tells of his plans for the justice sector; our Chief Executive sends his best wishes for the holiday season; there’s a new initiative to help Ministry people affected by family violence; and we explore our new Māori Strategy. Enjoy this issue!
In this issue, Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses the importance of timeliness in the justice system. Also, Justice Minister Amy Adams talks about the legislative programme she’s overseen, parts of which are highlighted elsewhere in this issue, along with initiatives that are making a difference for people involved in the justice system.
In this issue Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses how data can help inform business decisions, Justice Minister Amy Adams talks about the recent Family Violence Summit, we highlight some of the ways in which the justice system is making things better for New Zealanders and look at how this year’s Budget is helping the Ministry deliver modern, people-centred justice and court services.
Welcome to the first issue of Justice Matters for 2017. Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses priorities for the Ministry which are ultimately aimed at delivering better outcomes for New Zealanders. Our new Associate Minister Mark Mitchell talks about what’s being done to address youth crime, and we feature changes that will make a real difference for New Zealanders now and in the future.
Welcome to the latest issue of Justice Matters. Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman talks about delivering on customer expectations, we profile the new operations leadership team, Justice Minister Amy Adams discusses a fresher approach to family violence laws, and we highlight a range of initiatives that put our customers at the forefront of the justice system.
Welcome to the fourth issue of Justice Matters. One year on, Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses some of our achievements as we work towards a safe and just New Zealand. We highlight new initiatives to reduce family violence, anti-money laundering and cyberbullying, and Justice Minister Amy Adams discusses improving the outcomes for Māori in the justice sector.
Welcome to the third issue of Justice Matters. Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses what we’re doing, and need to do, to make sure our customers have a better experience of the justice system; we highlight how restorative justice and iwi panels are making a difference for our customers; and Justice Minister Amy Adams begins a regular column for us. In this issue, she discusses a new approach to protecting vulnerable New Zealanders.
Welcome to 2016's first issue of Justice Matters, the Ministry of Justice's quarterly newsletter for everyone with an interest in a safe and just New Zealand. In this issue, Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman discusses our modernisation journey and we highlight some of our achievements along the way. We also update progress on the leading-edge Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct and cover some of the great work our teams are doing to make a positive difference for our customers.
Welcome to the first issue of Justice Matters, the Ministry of Justice’s newsletter for everyone with an interest in a safe and just New Zealand. Every 3 months we will update you on our activities and share some of our successes on our way to delivering modern, accessible and people-centred justice services to New Zealanders. We can only achieve this goal with the support of our partners and stakeholders. The breadth of what we do may surprise some. In this issue we cover everything from a Treaty of Waitangi settlement to the reform of trusts, from court scheduling to money laundering.