Dame Susan Glazebrook and Judge Andrew Becroft, of Wellington, QSO for services to the judiciary, children and youth
Judge Andrew Becroft was Children’s Commissioner from 2016 to 2021. Previously, he was a District Court Judge to Whanganui and then Principal Youth Court Judge, progressing youth justice reform and co-establishing the Rangatahi Courts. He initiated creation of the South Pacific Council of Youth and Children’s Courts and chaired the New Zealand Youth Justice Ministerial Advisory Group. He instituted a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, appointing an Assistant Māori Commissioner and promoting ‘By Māori for Māori’ approaches to care and protection. He has contributed to the development of the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018 and the Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy 2019. Judge Becroft co-founded the Mangere Community Law Centre to open access to justice for communities often overlooked or exploited.