A grant-maker is only as good as its grantees. Here we showcase both the grant projects and our grantees and alumni – the Borrin ‘do-ers’. These are the people who contribute to our shared vision.
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people!
Completion of a comprehensive research project about the criminal justice system and Māori, 30 years on from the original landmark report, including a comparative study of other criminal justice systems and other indigenous peoples.
Making plain-English legal information about renting, working and prisons more accessible through artificial intelligence chatbots.
A socio-legal research project about how separating couples divide their property and what New Zealanders see as fair when couples separate.
A kaupapa Māori conference about transformative change in the criminal justice system.
Promoting Māori legal scholarship among young people.
How to talk about criminal justice reform in Aotearoa New Zealand: research and training to ensure an evidence informed public discussionFind out more
Re-imagining a different future for people experiencing mental distress and/or addiction in our criminal justice systemFind out more
Creating just consumer credit law for people at risk from predatory, irresponsible and high-cost lendersFind out more
Producing a solutions-focused report capturing ideas for how to stop sexual harassment and bullying in the legal professionFind out more
'There is a story to be told' – documentary storytelling for Moana Jackson’s research about the criminal justice system and MāoriFind out more
A nationwide tour for Sir Kim Workman to speak about his life’s work in criminal justiceFind out more
A cross-disciplinary dialogue exploring strategies to address the current prison crisis in New ZealandFind out more
A conference to inform and inspire the future directions of the adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts (Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua – The House that Lifts the Spirit)Find out more
A study of the role of gangs in the imprisonment processFind out more
A pilot for a podcast series about justice for Radio New ZealandFind out more
Collaborative research on making Māori law a firm foundational component of learning law in Aotearoa New ZealandFind out more
Providing law students with clinical legal education that supports transformative change in the law that addresses Māori rightsFind out more
Offending by children under 13 is linked to lifelong crime. We must better understand and prevent it.Find out more
Creating informative resources to help imprisoned mothers, their families and others to understand their rights as to their children.Find out more
Supporting a talented Māori criminal justice reform leader to attend an Oxford conferenceFind out more
Is the regulatory regime of the 2012 Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act serving communities well?Find out more
Developing a better trial process for victims/survivors of partner rape by assessing current practicesFind out more
Workshops bringing together legal professionals, policy makers and community workers to discuss research on reforming trial process in adult acquaintance rape casesFind out more
Supporting the education of family law professionals about parental alienation management and best practiceFind out more
Supporting a symposium on children’s rights in a time of legislative and policy changeFind out more
Designing an improved resource management system and transition pathway for implementationFind out more
Making information on employment law more accessible to New Zealanders through enhancements to the WorkBot chatbot.Find out more
Annual public lecture supporting women in lawFind out more