Kia Mau: Young offenders, restorative practices and systemic change

Status: Completed

Dates: 2013

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Ministry of Social Development (SPEaR Social Policy Research Awards, 2013 - 2013)

Project Abstract

Kia Mau is a formative participatory evaluation instrument based on culturally responsive principles designed to support and to enable organisations to assess small-scale restorative justice initiatives through feedback provided by practitioners, young people and their families/ communities. Kia Mau was not designed to assess or evaluate young people and their families, but to offer organisations an opportunity to reflect on the principles and effectiveness of their initiatives with a focus on culturally responsive principles. The conceptual framework of Kia Mau proposes three nested and inter-related approaches to restorative thinking and practice (RTP) organised around eight concepts that are interpreted differently within each approach, namely identity, diligence, relationships, creativity, wellbeing, humility, scholarship, and Māori values.

Researchers - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines