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Victims at the heart of our justice system

from the article by Scott Simpson in Sun Media: Since 2008 the Government has been working hard to put victims at the heart of our justice system, because we know they deserve and need our support. Laws can't change the past, or take away the pa... READ MORE

'No option' but to remand case

from the article in Otago Daily Times: A former Central Otago policeman who admitted making an intimate visual recording of a teenager showering, using a police-issued iPhone, will have to wait until next year for his application for a discharge ... READ MORE

Victims to have a greater say on restorative justice

from the press release from Restorative Justice Aotearoa: The General Manager for Restorative Justice Aotearoa, Mike Hinton, says the change from an ‘opt in’ to an ‘opt out’ arrangement shows that there is greater acceptance about the rol... READ MORE

Priest's early plea 'very unusual'

From the article in Marlborough Express: A Blenheim priest who has admitted an indecent assault is the first case of a clergyman pleading guilty at the first opportunity, the head of sexual-abuse charity says.... Defence lawyer Rob Harrison aske... READ MORE

Fatal crash lies lead to home detention

from the article by Anne Clarkson in The Press: Two men who lied to the police after an accident that killed a man were sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today. Feng Sun, 39, told the police he was the driver of a tr... READ MORE

Project Turnaround earns kudos

from the article by Sarah Jarvis in The Timaru Herald: When it comes to exceptional service and notable results, Timaru's restorative justice programme is leading the way. The Ministry of Justice-funded programme, known locally as Project Turnaro... READ MORE

Alternative sentence praised

from the article on stuff.co.nz: The hardline Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of a judge's decision not to jail a drink-driver who killed a New Plymouth woman. Hogan Bolton, 31, of New Plymouth, was sentenced on July 4 to n... READ MORE