Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata: Safe and Effective Justice launched

Minister of Justice Andrew Little has launched Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata: Safe and Effective Justice, a programme of work to reform the criminal justice system. The Ministry of Justice has developed a website to support this work:

safeandeffectivejustice.govt.nz(external link)

The website is for all New Zealanders who want to improve our criminal justice system. It is a place for people to learn about the work and contribute to the discussion. People can also register interest to attend the criminal justice summit, Hāpaitia Te Oranga Tangata.

Minister Little also announced:

  • the appointment of Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Justice advisory group. Te Uepū will facilitate a public conversation on criminal justice and support the reforms
  • Hāpaitia Te Oranga Tangata, a criminal justice summit, 20-22 August in Wellington and at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua.

The Summit will be launched by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern from Parliament’s Banquet Hall on August the 20th. The remainder of the Summit will be at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. The Summit will bring together in conversation many of the people involved in our criminal justice system, to hear their experiences and ideas for change, and to develop a shared way forward for the reforms.

Te Uepū, the Safe and Effective Justice advisory group, will work alongside Justice Sector agencies on a prudent and realistic scope for effective criminal justice reform. “The Advisory Group brings together people with practical working experience of the realities of our broken criminal justice system. Former Minister Hon Chester Borrows will chair, working alongside independent victims’ advocate Ruth Money, and Julia Whaipooti, Dr Warren Young, Professor Tony Ward, Professor Tracey McIntosh, Dr Carwyn Jones and Dr Jarrod Gilbert”, says Minister Little.

We invite you to join the conversation and to share your ideas at safeandeffective@justice.govt.nz. Keep an eye on the website for further information and more ways to share your thoughts.

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