Justice Minister Andrew Little has welcomed the release of the Independent Panel’s review of the 2014 family justice system reforms.

The panel held two rounds of consultation with over 100 meetings in 15 locations around New Zealand.  Over 500 submissions were received.

The 142-page report makes 70 recommendations, which propose wide-ranging changes to the family justice system. The principal recommendation calls for the development of a joined-up family justice service – Te Korowai Ture ā-Whānau.

The full report is available on the Ministry of Justice website.  You can access it here.