Long-term Insights Briefing

Closed 7 Oct 2022

Opened 12 Sep 2022


Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the second round of consultation on the Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing.

Last year we asked for your views on our proposed topic for this consultation: Long-term insights about imprisonment and what these tell us about future risks and opportunities.

Thank you to the 1,500 New Zealanders who took part, your input was valuable and has helped inform the draft briefing.

We now invite you to take part in the consultation on this draft. We are keen to know what you think so we can reflect the views of the community in the final briefing.

This consultation document summarises some of the top-level findings.

The main themes are: How has the prison population changed and why? What helps keep people away from prison? What are the future risks and opportunities?

You can have your say by reading the consultation document and answering the questions in the online survey. You can choose to answer as many or as few of these questions as you wish. You are not required to provide any personal information to complete these questions but it does help us to better understand the data we receive.

The consultation document can be found by clicking here.

How your information will be used

The information you provide is valuable to us. It will be anonymised and analysed to inform the final Long-term Insights Briefing. Anonymised findings from the survey will also be made available on Citizen Space. 

Please be aware that all submissions are subject to the Official Information Act. All names and any identifying information would be withheld under section 9(2)(a)

The Privacy Act 2020 governs how the Ministry collects, holds, uses, and shares personal information about you and the information you provide.

You have the right to be given and correct this personal information. Te Tāhū o te Ture Ministry of Justice’s full privacy policy can be found here: consultations.justice.govt.nz/privacy_policy

Why your views matter

Public consultation is key to developing this Long-term Insights Briefing and we value your views. Thank-you for taking the time to read the draft consultation document and complete our survey.

What happens next

Your views will inform the final Justice Sector Long-term Insights Briefing. The briefing will be presented to Parliament in November 2022 and available to government and the public as a resource and evidence base to help improve our future prison system.


  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • NZ residents
  • Judicial and Business Services
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) attendees
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court participants
  • Community groups
  • NZ public sector
  • Legal aid providers
  • Legal profession
  • Agencies and services that work with people experiencing family violence
  • Family violence sector
  • Human rights stakeholders
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • All New Zealanders
  • General public
  • Anyone who has experienced a crime
  • Courts and tribunals staff
  • National Office staff
  • All MOJ staff
  • Police
  • Restorative Justice providers
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • National Human Rights Institutions
  • Providers that deliver Justice services
  • Family violence programme providers


  • Stakeholder / partner engagement
  • Surveys and consultations
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Criminal justice system