We believe in equal justice for everyone, especially those who 'live on the edge.' We stand up and speak up for Nga Mokai and their Whanau. We support the hard-to-deal-with and their families. We ensure their rights are not cursorily dismissed or trampled on. We're the allies who ring the Housing Corporation on behalf of the failing pensioner when nobody comes to fix her plumbing. We deal with problematic landlords to help resolve issues or get someone into a flat We support Nga Mokai in Court by writing letters of support, talking to police and youth aid, making guarantees to the Court about how we are going to look after this person, doing everything we can to keep them out of jail.
We champion both social and restorative justice. Restorative justice is a voluntary process. Those affected by wrongdoing come together to listen to each other. They acknowledge the harm done, identify needs and obligations, and decide how to deal with the needs and obligations of all sides. We see restorative justice as a creative response to the trauma of crime. We are always looking for opportunities to help with healing on both sides of an altercation and to help reinforce accountabilities within the community.