Evaluation of the Early Outcomes of the Nga Kooti Rangatahi


This is an evaluation of the implementation of Rangatahi Courts, which are culturally specific youth courts in New Zealand informed by Koori courts. The evaluation found that cultural relevance and inherent cultural processes were critical success factors for engagement of the youth. The evaluation found that the intended outcomes were met but there were also unintended positive outcomes. These included improved communications skills by the young person, as well as opportunities to be involved in leadership and mentoring roles. The young people had often also engaged and established connections with the marae community.

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