The Ministry works with 5 Ministers across the following portfolios:
Hon Andrew Little
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Hon Aupito Su’a William Sio
Associate Minister of Justice and Associate Minister for Courts
Hon Kelvin Davis
Minister for Crown/Maori Relations
Hon Meka Whaitiri
We support the judiciary by providing administrative, technology and HR support, as well as training and development. The ministry gets judicial input into its operations, for example, on improvements to court processes and service design.
In delivering justice services, we recognise the importance of the constitutional independence of judicial decision making, and work with the judiciary to ensure this independence is preserved and maintained.
We lead the justice sector, which is made up of the Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections, the Crown Law Office, the Serious Fraud Office.
The justice sector agencies work together to reduce crime and reoffending. By aligning our services, we can see where one part of the ‘criminal justice pipeline’ affects another and can make changes to help the sector as a whole.
We also work with many other agencies including government departments, Crown entities, local government, community groups and other agencies and organisations.
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