1 Jul 2019

New youth law brings shake-up for Oranga Tamariki

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 1 July 2019

It's 'D-day' for Oranga Tamariki - with the ministry set for a big shakeup just two years since it was established.

A new law - the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Legislation Act - comes into full force on July 1, bringing a raft of changes to both state care and the Youth Justice system.

RNZ youth affairs reporter Katie Doyle breaks down some of the biggest shifts.