2018 Youth Forensic Forum, Manawanui Marae

Monday, 19 November 2018


In October we hosted Youth Forensic clinicians from across the motu over two days at Manawanui Marae in Auckland to share and hear about what is happening nationally and regionally in the 

delivery of Youth Forensic services.

The day was filled with a variety of riveting presentations from Julia Whaipooti, Office of the Children’s Commisioner; Dr Ian Lambie and Judge Tony FitzGerald with the Kaupapa: Kanohi ki te kanohi.

Links to some of the day’s presentations are located here:  View presentations

Highlights from your feedback:

Attendees loved having this forum at Manawanui Marae and found the pōwhiri, hangi and the whakawhanaungatanga “truly amazing.”

“It was great to make connections and share and hear the current challenges other services are experiencing.”   

Attendees told us they got something out of each presentation to “influence and challenge” their practice.  

Julia Whaipooti’s keynote address gave “great insight into her mahi” and “delivered on setting the challenge for the hui.”  Hearing from Judge FitzGerald about the history of Youth Forensics and the importance of youth forensics to the Judiciary was both “informative and relevant” and  Ian Lambie’s kōrero was able to “encourage and motivate” attendees to consider how best to intervene for change.

The day was “inspiring and culturally rich”.

We value feedback and thank those of you who attended and were able to complete the evaluation. There were lots of great ideas generated to inform topics for future events.

- Megan Grimwood