In the 1980s, the New Zealand criminal justice system began listening to the indigenous Maori people to understand why Maori youth were overrepresented in the courts, jails, and prisons. In 1989 legislation was passed that significantly changed the youth justice system for the entire country.
Join us in learning about the story of New Zealand youth justice and what it means for those interested in restorative justice today.
- Thursday, October 6, 2016 from noon to 1:30 p.m. – Highline College, Building 2 Banquet Room, 2400 South 240th Street, Des Moines, WA. Register here.
- Friday, October 7, 2016 from noon to 1:30 p.m. – Chinook Building, Conference Room 121/123. Register here.
These events are open to the public and are hosted by the King County Offices of Equity and Social Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution. For more information contact Polly Davis with Alternative Dispute Resolution at (206) 263-2436, or Matias Valenzuela with the Office of Equity and Social Justice at (206) 263-8697.