Pillars Youth Advisory Panel

We are passionate about the lived experience, ideas, and expertise of our Pillars rangatahi.

The goal of the Youth Advisory Panel, established in early 2022, is to communicate our rangatahi’s ideas far and wide. To create change for other young people with whānau in prison; and to ultimately contribute to the wider transformative justice conversation.

Growing up with parents of whānau in prison offers a unique lens on the world, in particular the justice system and surrounding supports. These incredible rangatahi are sharing their voices as representatives of their communities. Engaging with their lived experience and ideas in an effective and authentic way allows us to learn from our young people and apply this knowledge to improve our service delivery.

This Kaupapa is especially close to our heart, as we continue to push for change using the lived experience of our rangatahi.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi: With your basket and our basket, the people will thrive.

Meet Our 2022 Pillars Youth Advisors

Sharn Te Whiu

Nathan Ah Siu

Amethyst Edwards

Juliann Purea-Desai

Orla Angi

Jarhley Angi

Kingston Hancy