The Truth about our Youth

This project is a target discussion exploring key perspectives of crime and justice affecting youth from youth workers, and specialists.

About the project

This project is a targeted discussion to unveil the drivers of youth engagement in harm and crime. The Truth about our Youth, includes speakers who have a range of expertise from lived experience, coal face advocates, youth workers, and practitioners from across the youth sector. This discussion was also targeted at inspiring people across sectors and community to be a part of changing outcomes for youth and tamariki across Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Grant amount

$13,388 in 2023

About JustSpeak

“JustSpeak’s vision is a society that gives everyone what they need while caring for each other and the planet. We dream of a world where everyone has a roof over their head, food on the table, and time to spend with loved ones. Where we’ve reimagined justice to be about health and not handcuffs and where we’ve closed the last prison – for good”.


Aphiphany Forward-Taua

Executive Director, JustSpeak