Community Justice Panel in Christchurch evaluation
The Community Justice Panel (CJP) pilot is one of three Alternative Resolutions, Policing Excellence initiatives which allow NZ Police more graduated responses to low-level offending without the need to rely on the courts. The CJP initiative began as a grassroots partnership between Community Law Canterbury and Police in Christchurch, and has developed over time to include other government and community agencies as well as community representatives.
This report reviews the extent to which the Community Justice Panel in Christchurch is meeting its intended outcomes. Areas for development and factors to consider if implementing in other communities are also given.