23 Sep 2015

Innovative new court system embraced by Maori

From Te Manu Korihi, 5:48 pm on 23 September 2015

Māori working in the justice system say mainstream courts could end up seeing less tāngata whenua in prison and re-offendending if they adopt a more holistic model. They say there are moves in the United States, Australia and Aotearoa to "mainstream" an approach called 'therapeutic jurisprudence' that's proved successful with tāngata whenua going who go before the courts. Te Manu Korihi reporter Laura Bootham reports.