Kia ora e te whanau!
The He Ture Tika team Dave, Katey, Jess and Stella wanted to check in and give you an update on our collective mahi. Firstly, a huge shout out to our new followers, our wider rōpū and those who continue to support us. It has been a while since we have written a blog and we know it’s crazy times but we are still writing and researching from our homes. Our focus is on how those with experience of incarceration, mental health and/or addiction issues are finding their way towards self defined success. We have completed around 40 whānau interviews in which our participants have opened up and shared their valuable kōrero with us. Through their life stories we can better see what DOES work when it comes to well-being for our whanau with lived experience. You can read about some of these stories through our previous blogs.
We have also interviewed several hapori (community groups) and are writing up their stories currently.
At times like this, our whānau in prison are incredibly vulnerable and disadvantaged. More so than usual. We will continue to work towards informing better criminal justice policy so we can reach fairer and more effaceable outcomes.
We hope you are keeping safe and well in your bubbles. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and we will do another update when we can work in the community again.