We are a group of passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of children who are at high risk for exploitation and abuse, both in New Zealand, as well as internationally. We have a mandate to train, empower, and enable others with a similar heart because together - we can change our world, and make it a safer place for everyone. Check out our Justice-Focused Discipleship Training School (JDTS), or one of our other justice initiatives, to see how you can be part of something much bigger than yourself.

"When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and vulnerable in our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up - and that we showed up on time." Gary Haugen, IJMThe Good News About Injustice


Justice Reach began in 2010 and initially was focused on children trapped in sexual slavery. In 2017 we expanded our vision to focus more on vulnerable children in a larger sense, and work hard to help in the prevention of abuse and exploitation through a number of different ventures.

In April 2013, we launched our first Justice focused Discipleship Training School (JDTS), and continue to run these schools annually in order for young adults to wrestle with some hard questions about God and injustice. We talk about topics sometimes followers of Jesus shy away from like where is God in the middle of suffering? We try to create a safe place to tackle some of these issues in order to better understand God's heart for a hurting world. Our JDTS isn't focused solely on injustice to children, but rather on a wide variety of injustice issues impacting our world today.

One of our main focus areas as a ministry is Foster Care Support, and we are pioneering a new initiative called "Ahi Toitoi Manawa". http://www.ahitoitoimanawa.org Our hearts are to come along-side and serve the foster care community by providing some fun activities for the kids, as well as giving the parents and families something to look forward to on a monthly basis. We will also be running some longer kids' camps in the NZ school holidays as well as the longer summer break in January.

We believe every individual has a part to play -- something he or she was designed for and can be equipped to do -- as we all live out our mandate, as the body of Christ, to DO justice, LOVE mercy, and WALK HUMBLY with our God (Micah 6:8).

Patty Carlson
Founding Director - Justice Reach.