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For New Zealand Green Party, Restorative Justice Targets Prison Population Reduction and Other Anti-Crime Measures

Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Robert B
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) VOMA Connections no. 18 (Fall): 5-7. Downloaded 3 May 2005.

Editor’s Note: Efforts to integrate Restorative Justice with prison population reduction
efforts are very rare. But several years ago,
the Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand
ratified a justice policy position paper,
entitled “Making Good,â€? that is the only
political party-based position paper I am
aware of that integrates addressing the
needs of both victims and offenders.
Because of its importance, this article will
reprint a good portion of the Green Party’s
The New Zealand Green Party’s position
paper states that justice is about more than
solving or responding to crime. “It is about
how we create a fair, peaceful and sustainable
world.� Accordingly, the document
identifies important concerns such as
rebuilding local economies, celebrating
people’s diversity, ending violence, and
ensuring people’s needs. (excerpt)


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