Ministry of Justice (New Zealand)

Discussion paper

Justice, wellbeing and social capital

Wellbeing and social capital are central concepts in the policy discourse of the Ardern Government. This discussion paper makes a first attempt at exploring these concepts from the perspective of the justice system. The aim is to support an ongoing conversation within the justice system...

Attrition and progression: reported sexual violence victimisations in the criminal justice system

This report tracks sexual violence cases through the criminal justice system, and is a valuable addition to the evidence-base to help track improvements in the justice response to victims of sexual violence. The report contributes to understanding victim's experiences and the criminal justice outcomes of...

Evaluation of the Sexual Violence Court pilot

This evaluation of New Zealand’s first sexual violence court has confirmed that the approach taken in the judge-led pilot considerably reduces the time that cases take to reach trial. The evaluation also finds that most complainants feel the pilot’s trials are managed in a way...

He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori prisoners’ voting rights report

This report addresses three claims that seek repeal of section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993. It looks at the level of advice provided to Parliament and the Law and Order Select Committee and the consequent ongoing effects of the legislation on Māori, including the...

Sharing information safely

The Family Violence Act 2018 introduced information sharing laws to allow the family violence sector to collect, use and disclose personal information for specified purposes. This operational guidance has been developed to support the family violence sector to use the new law.