Minister keen on our youth crime insights
National MP Chester Borrows will speak in Tokoroa next month as part of a presentation on preventing youth from entering the justice system.
Mr Borrows, whose ministerial portfolios include Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice and Associate Minister for Social Development, will deliver a speech on ‘‘Aotearoa’s Best Practise in Preventing Young People From Entering into the Justice System’’ at Te Wananga o Aotearoa on July 8.
He will also assist with the launch of the South Waikato Youth Strategy under the Social Sector Trials.
South Waikato Youth Services manager Jade Hohaia said Mr Borrows’ speech would include some of the strategies from the new National Youth Crime Action Plan.
‘‘About a month ago I was asked by Minister [ Pita] Sharples and Minister Borrows to join other Maori social innovators in Wel- lington to advise on the draft National Youth Crime Action Plan. I shared some of our community-birthed insights in this area and Minister Borrows said he wanted to come to Tokoroa to hear more.
‘‘ This will no doubt include some of the strategies from the new National Youth Crime Action Plan, which is a highly comprehensive piece of work,’’ Ms Hohaia said.
The launch of the South Waikato youth strategy was also significant.
‘‘ After 24 community meetings with various groups and individuals and 169 hours of design and further consultation, the final copy of the youth strategy was then able to be pieced together. The plan consists of 33 grass roots interventions to better support youth in our district,’’ Ms Hohaia said.
SPEAKER: National MP Chester Borrows, whose ministerial portfolios include Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice and Associate Minister for Social Development, will speak in Tokoroa next month.
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