The justice sector

Collectively, the justice sector aims to provide accessible justice, and encourage a safe and just society where people enjoy civil and democratic rights. To do this, a wide range of agencies are involved in providing services within the complex and interconnected civil and criminal justice system. The diagram below highlights some of the government agencies involved. Other independent players include the Judiciary, the New Zealand Parole Board and a number of scientific, technical and advocacy specialists.

Justice sector Ministers recognise that achieving the best outcomes for people participating in justice sector processes requires all relevant agencies to be working towards the same goals. In 2006/07, the outcomes framework (below) was agreed to drive an enduring focus for work across the justice sector. It also provides an overview for organisations and stakeholders who need to interact with the agencies concerned.