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March 2018

New Research Report Released on Rangatahi Maori and Youth Justice

The Iwi Chairs Forum has just released “Rangatahi Maori and Youth Justice Oranga Rangatahi”.

The report prepared by the Henwood Trust, and funded by the Law Foundation, seeks to understand the involvement of rangatahi M?ori (14- to 16-year-olds) in the youth justice system in this country. It asks why so many of the young people moving through this system are M?ori, and it proposes strategies and actions to reduce rangatahi Maori engagement with it.

This work is the result of the Iwi Chairs working with the Henwood Trust to find strategies to reduce the high numbers of Maori involved in Youth Justice and prison and improve life outcomes for future generations.

Research report

The Law Foundation provided funding of $50,000 for this project