Wellbeing Budget 2021

Securing
Our Recovery

Justice

Continued Legal Aid Funding: Maintaining Legal Representation for Participants Who Cannot Afford Legal Services

This initiative provides additional funding to cover increasing costs and demand for accessing legal aid. Legal aid is government funding provided to people who need legal help and cannot otherwise afford a lawyer. It forms an important part of Aotearoa New Zealand's justice system, as it ensures that people are not denied access to justice based on their financial means.

Vote 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Justice 13.515 47.973 57.891 57.891 57.891 235.161 -

Improving Access of Individuals with Disabilities to Participate as Candidates in General Elections and By-Elections

This initiative will provide funding for the Election Access Fund and funding for the Electoral Commission's associated administration costs. The Fund is designed to make standing as a candidate in a general election or a by-election a more equitable process for individuals with disabilities.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Justice 2.020 0.540 0.380 0.370 3.310 -

Meeting the Financial Entitlements for Victims of Serious Crimes

This initiative increases funding of the Victim Assistance Scheme to fund more applicants eligible for the Sexual Violence Grant, and will provide funding to victims of serious crime which is being prosecuted by regulatory agencies.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Justice 0.773 0.773 0.773 0.773 3.092 -

Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Building Partnerships to Transform the System

This funding will develop infrastructure that enables Māori and communities to partner with the Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture and lead in the transformation of the family violence and sexual violence system. This initiative seeks to establish an enduring Māori-Crown partnership and will provide the Joint Venture with additional funding to support the Crown in its relationships with these stakeholders.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Justice 4.276 4.276 4.276 4.276 17.104 -

Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Strategic Coordination of Data and Insights to Build a Learning System

This initiative will provide a strategic, coordinated approach to data and insights to support ongoing systemic change that will eliminate family violence and sexual violence. The Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture will review how the government contracts its family violence and sexual violence research provision to create a collaborative and transformative research agenda, and increased investment in this research agenda.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Justice 0.241 0.350 0.350 0.350 1.291 -
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