New Zealand Law Society - Public submissions on 2014 Family Justice reforms closing

Public submissions on 2014 Family Justice reforms closing

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The submissions process for the Family Justice Services Review closes on 9 November, Panel Chair Rosslyn Noonan says.

The Panel has been tasked by the Minister of Justice to examine the impact of the family justice reforms which changed the support and advice available to separating parents needing to make arrangements about the care of their children.

People who want to make a submission to the Independent Panel looking at the reforms to the family justice system need to get their submission in by Friday 9 November.

“We want to encourage as many people and organisations as possible to share their experiences and views of the Family Court and the out-of-court services such as Family Dispute Resolution.," Ms Noonan says.

She says it is important that the Panel hears from parents, guardians and whānau that use or have used the family justice system.

“It is only with their input that we can truly understand the impact of the 2014 reforms.”

Ms Noonan says the Panel would value further input from Māori, Pacific people, minority groups and other people and whānau whose needs may not be being met by the current family justice system.

Information about the submissions process can be found here.