Report: Evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court
Evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court
Publication date: March 2020
Author: Malatest International
The evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court (SCC) explored the key elements of the Court, its impact and potential opportunities to strengthen the court. Established in March 2012 by then-District Court Judge, Justice Susan Thomas, the Court of Special Circumstances operates on a model similar to that of Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou/The Court of New Beginnings in Auckland. The SCC deals with homeless offenders, with court processes taking a non-adversarial, coordinated, inter-agency approach to addressing the causes of both the offending and homelessness. Malatest International received a grant to conduct the evaluation.
Related Borrin Foundation Grant: Evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court