Justice

Links to our reports, articles, blog posts, and published letters about justice entities and justice-related topics.
Ministry of Justice: Modernising court services

December 2017: We looked at three projects that were carried out between 2012 and 2016. Some people's experience of using court services has improved after the Ministry's investment in these projects. However, the Ministry has not effectively tracked or measured what improvements have been made...

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Final monitoring report

December 2017: In 2007, the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct criticised the historical conduct, including sexual conduct, of some police officers and their associates. The Commission recommended comprehensive changes to the way the New Zealand Police (the Police) worked. The Government asked the Auditor-General to monitor, for 10 years, the Police's progress on the Commission's recommendations. This is our fifth and final monitoring report.

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Fourth monitoring report

February 2015: This report is the fourth we have produced on how the Police are responding to the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct in 2007. It follows up on the Police's response to the five recommendations we made in our third monitoring report in October 2012. We have also taken the opportunity to look at changes in the Police's workplace culture. Overall, the Police have made good progress in addressing the five recommendations from our third report. However, there is still room for the Police to improve how they communicate with victims and how they collate and use feedback from victims...

Ministry of Justice: Supporting the management of court workloads

December 2009: We audited the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry's work to help District Courts and the High Court deal with their increasing workloads. Although we are pleased with what our audit found, the courts are likely to remain under considerable pressure for the foreseeable future...

Co-ordination and Collaboration in the Criminal Justice Sector

October 2003: The core criminal justice sector is a good example of government agencies that must work together in the interests of effectively performing their role. We were encouraged by the efforts of the sector agencies to work together to a set of common goals. The agencies have also set up a number of arrangements for sharing knowledge and developing agreed strategies...