Youth Policy

Social Justice Aotearoa will advocate Aotearoa to be a place where tamariki feel valued, connected, loved, and respected.

All youth
Live in safe and healthy homes
Have appropriate and accessible mental health and social support.
Have Free access to education, including tertiary education.

Youth Crime
All youth who commit crime will be treated with respect and understanding.

Police and support government agencies will ensure that the environment the offender lives in, and the whanau support they should be receiving are appropriate for that offender.

All youth offenders will be required to complete a youth mentoring course which includes education and live skills training.

All youth are entitled to be respected and listened to. Everyone is entitled to justice, a fair hearing, and to be treated with respect in the justice system.