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TIAKI – Community wellbeing for whānau with lived experience of incarceration

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Paula King
Dr Ruth Cunningham
Ms Cheryl Davies
Associate Professor Bridget Robson
Dr Frederieke Petrovic-van der Deen
Ms Jeannine Stairmand
Gabrielle Baker
Dr Tristram Ingham
Professor James Stanley
Dr Sheree Gibb
Dr Helen Pearse-Otene
Mr Jim Moriarty
Ms Natalie Paki Paki
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Project
Lay summary
As experienced by Indigenous peoples globally, Māori experience unjust mass incarceration, impacting on the health and wellbeing of not only those who are incarcerated but their whānau and communities. Community re-entry is an important opportunity to address the adverse impacts of incarceration on individuals and whānau and will be an important part of the transition away from the system of mass incarceration. Our kaupapa Māori mixed-methods research addresses contemporary challenges in an area of critical health and justice need for Māori, responding to the vision of a society that prevents harm, addresses its causes, and promotes wellbeing. ‘TIAKI’ focuses on community re-entry wellbeing. We will use routinely collected Government data to understand community entry pathways for Māori and the factors which influence wellbeing outcomes after release. We will support whānau with lived experience of incarceration as researchers to develop strategies for self-determined pathways supporting positive community re-entry wellbeing.