December 18, 2012
Borrows keen for Māori face on justice process
Meanwhile, Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows says providing programmes with Māori specific content in a Māori environment such as a marae gets a better response from young Māori.
The Wanganui MP is joining Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland today to release a report on the effectiveness of Rangatahi courts on marae.
He says more needs to be done to tackle the apprehension rate of young Māori, which is three times that of Pacific or Pakeha youth.
He us looking at expanding relationships with Māori and iwi youth service providers through programmes such as Fresh Start, which can include community youth development programmes, supported bail, supervision with activity orders and parenting education.
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