Ministry of Justice

The Ministry exists to create a fairer and safer New Zealand. It contributes to the shared justice sector outcomes:

Safer communities, being communities in which there is reduced crime and in which safety and well-being is enhanced through partnerships;

A fairer, more credible and more effective justice system, being a system in which people's interactions are underpinned by the rule of law and justice services are more equitable, credible and accessible.

As the lead Justice sector agency the Ministry works collaboratively with the Department of Corrections and New Zealand Police to achieve these two key outcomes for New Zealand communities.

The Ministry also provides services and facilities that support judicial decision-making processes and the process of bringing proceedings to courts, tribunals and authorities to be heard and decided.