The teenage years are vital from a crime prevention perspective. A typical offender will commit most of their offences during adolescence. There is strong evidence that family-based interventions are effective at reducing offending among teenagers.
Addressing the effects of abuse, neglect and maltreatment on children’s development and behaviour at an earlier stage costs a fraction of what it costs to imprison a person as an adult.
We need a justice system that keeps communities safe and delivers a better outcome for everyone affected by crime.
We want to hear from you about how we make sure the system keeps you safe and delivers more effective justice.
After all, justice needs to work for everyone: for you, your family and whānau, and for victims of crime.
This is just the beginning of a plan to make justice more effective for all of us.