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Te Kāhu Tiu | diverting young men from the criminal justice system

A transformative approach to diverting rangatahi from the criminal justice system.

“Ki te mate te whenua, ka mate te tāngata. Ki te whakaora I te tāngata, me ora ai te whenua”

“If the land gets sick, the people will get sick, in order to heal the people we must heal the land.” 

– King Tāwhiao

To heal the people we must heal the land

Our mission

To support our rangatahi to step into their mana and preserve them from the prospect of a lifetime behind bars.

Our approach

Our innovative, holistic programme utilises therapy, education, community and whānau engagement, in a kaupapa established in consultation with Māori advisers to ensure a rigorous bicultural approach.

Healing our wounded young men

We will heal our wounded rangatahi, engender their sense of self-worth, establish connections with their communities and whānau, equip them for and support their reintegration into continued education, or employment.

Te Kāhu Tiu will provide a therapeutic, educational and cultural learning environment for rangatahi.

A program like this for many rangatahi is the difference between a life behind bars and a life of freedom, purpose and self worth. We need your help to enable this change of approach now. Please donate.