Research and Policy regarding LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer people in the District Court

R J Sewell made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: R J Sewell

Tēnā koutou,
I am interested in looking at any research the Ministry has conducted regarding gender diverse and/or sexually diverse people appearing in criminal District Courts and Ministry of Justice policy regarding gender diverse and/or sexually diverse people appearing in the criminal District Courts and.
Please release the following information:
1. Has the Ministry of Justice (or any contractors on behalf of the Ministry) conducted research into gender diverse and sexually diverse (LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer) people appearing in criminal District Courts? If so, please provide me with the titles of those pieces of research, and the dates they were completed.
2. Please provide me with all documents identified in relation to question 1.
3. The number cases involving gender diverse defendants currently before the criminal District Court (or the most recently available data set) compared to the total number of cases (broken down by gender identity).
4. All Ministry of Justice policies relating to gender diverse and sexually diverse (LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer) people appearing in criminal District Courts.
5. All policies relating to the implementation of Te Ao Mārama including any documentation relating to Te Ao Mārama and gender diverse and sexually diverse (LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer) people appearing in criminal District Courts.
6. All training documents relating to court staff interacting with gender diverse and sexually diverse (LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer) people.
Please also explain any relevant caveats that should be kept in mind when analysing this information.
Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format such as PDF.
If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.
As a New Zealand citizen, I am eligible to make requests under the OIA.
Ngā mihi,
Rob

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Ministry of Justice

Kia ora Mr Sewell

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding research and policies relating to LGBTIQ+, Takatāpui, queer people in the District Court.

This has been forwarded onto the relevant business unit to respond to.

You can expect a response by 19 August 2022.

Ngā mihi
Sarah

Ministerial Relations and Services
Strategy, Governance and Finance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800
www.justice.govt.nz

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