Working Together for Better Sentencing Outcomes

Specialist Reports Limited is a company established specifically to provide specialist reports to New Zealand Courts.  The business concept arose from a recognised need for more regard to be given to s27 of the Sentencing Act 2002 , which states an "offender may request court to hear person on personal, family, whānau, community, and cultural background of the offender" .

The mission of Specialist Reports is to assist the Court to make decisions affecting outcomes in sentencing, focusing on the importance of having all information before the presiding Judge.

Specialist Reports seeks to have a positive social impact in New Zealand.  Currently, we service the Hauraki/Waikato, Waiariki, Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau regions.


Work with Offenders and Whānau

Raise the awareness of section 27 of the Sentencing Act by working with offenders and their whānau to understand personal, family, whānau, community and cultural background.

Work with Legal Practitioners

Engage with legal counsel to gather and report information pursuant to section 27 of the Sentencing Act to achieve better sentencing outcomes for their clients.

Work with Community

Collaborate with community providers, agencies, iwi, whānau and individuals to develop rehabilitation and reintegration pathways for offenders.



Show love, respect and empathy


Advocate, support and empower


Be courageous and encouraging


Make every engagement authentic


Act with integrity, be  accurate and maintain high quality



Integration, collaboration and positive relationships