Long-term Insights Briefings are a new government initiative requiring agencies to develop and share insights on the trends, risks and opportunities that affect, or may affect, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Under the Public Service Act 2020, chief executives of government departments are required to publish a briefing at least once every three years. However, the Long-term Insights Briefings are not government policy. The value of the briefings is the opportunity to identify and explore the issues that matter for the future wellbeing of the people of New Zealand.
For more information about the overall process, please visit the LTIB guidance webpage(external link).
The proposed topic for the first Justice Sector Briefing is Long-term insights about imprisonment and what these tell us about future risks and opportunities.
This topic was chosen by the Justice Sector Leadership Board (made up of the leaders of the public sector justice agencies) and Ināia Tonu Nei(external link) (a name shared by a kaupapa, a hui, a report and a group of kaitiaki with a goal to reform the justice system).
You can find more information on the Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing in the Consultation Document (see link below). It provides information on why the topic was proposed, the intended approach for developing the Briefing, a summary of key historical trends, and links to recent government reports that have been developed based on extensive public consultation.
The final Briefing will be presented to Parliament in 2022. It will be available publicly as a resource and evidence base to help improve our justice system.
Have your say on the proposed focus areas for the Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing on our Citizen Space online consultation at:
The Briefing helps us think about the future and what will matter most for the long-term wellbeing of people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Your input is important to ensure we reflect the views of the community.
The first public consultation on the focus areas for the Briefing closed on 30 November 2021. There will be a second public consultation on the draft Briefing in 2022.
We undertook two surveys to understand New Zealanders’ views on the proposed focus areas for the Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing.
Public consultation on the focus areas for the Briefing closed on 30 November 2021. More than 1,500 New Zealanders took part.
Thank you to everyone who participated in these surveys, we appreciate your time and input. These survey results are important as they will help inform the draft of the Briefing.
The Briefing will use data and insights from the past 60 years to identify what has been driving changes in the prison population. It will then explore the factors that help keep people out of prison and what this might tell us about possible futures for imprisonment.
There will be a second public consultation, on the draft Briefing, later in 2022.