The Criminal Justice Summit was held in Wellington and Porirua in August 2018. It brought together more than 600 people from a range of backgrounds and experiences to talk about building a better criminal justice system for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Summit started a fresh conversation about what people want from our criminal justice system.
What Summit participants told us
Over three days Summit participants had open conversations with Ministers, public-sector leaders and, most importantly, with each other.
There were many different perspectives, and these were captured through videos, photos, live illustrations and notes.
The Summit Playback is a detailed summary of what was heard:
You can read more about the six key themes in the Summit Playback on this website:
- The justice system needs to reflect the values(external link) of New Zealanders
- Māori want to lead solutions for Māori
- Victims need better support
- Focus on prevention and rehabilitation(external link)
- Empower whānau and communities
- System-wide transformation is urgently needed