Watch our webinar to hear Dr Juan Tauri – a.k.a The Indigenous Criminologist – present on the challenges and opportunities for improving Māori justice outcomes, following the recent social sector reforms. These have the potential to make significant changes to allow for a more just system and society in Aotearoa.
Dr Tauri will bring his experience from working in the public sector and academia in Aotearoa and overseas to share his insights, cynicism and hopes for radical change and how we as public, private, social and community sector organisations need to lead systemic change.
Join the discussion on Facebook
Following this webinar, Juan posted answers to all of the questions posed by attendees during the webinar in the private Community Research Facebook discussion group. This is also a great place to meet other NGOs who are grappling with similar questions to you. Click here to join:https://www.facebook.com/groups/265767623828732/
Where to from here?
There are many ways to take action:
- Join with the work of groups such as Just Speak who advocate for change.
- Read ‘Inaia Tonu Nei‘, the Maori advisory group justice report.
- Support Pillars to tautoko the children of prisoners.
- Support employment and development opportunities for those who have been incarcerated or in trouble with the justice system.
- Learn more about restorative justice.
- Have discussions with your colleagues and friends that can highlight the need for a justice system that creates real transformative change for those whose lives are significantly impacted by the system, both directly and indirectly.
About the Presenter
Dr Juan Marcellus Tauri
Juan is a member of the Ngati Porou iwi and a Senior Lecturer in criminology at the University of Waikato. Juan has carried out a number of research projects on a diverse range of topics, including youth gangs, gendered violence, Indigenous experiences of prison and policing, and the globalisation of restorative justice.
Juan has published widely and recently co-edited a special issue of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies on ‘Indigenous Perspectives and Counter Colonial Criminology’, and published a book on Indigenous Criminology, the first of its kind, with Professor Chris Cunneen from the University of Technology, Sydney.