Justice advocates fear changes to help reduce Māori incarceration rates have lost momentum.
Currently Māori make up more than half of the prison population - and nearly half of those released from prison are reconvicted within a year.
Labour campaigned on reform, and last year the government launched Hokai Rangi - a long-term strategy rooted in Māori values, which aims to reduce the Māori prison population by 10 percent in five years.
But there's concern big promises of a shake up of the justice system may be stalling.
Political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.