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10,000 people in prison today should be a wake up call

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:32 pm | JustSpeak

For the very first time we have over 10,000 people locked in prison in our country, 5 months before the Government's own predictions. More >>

Spotlight on prison expansion at event in Wellington

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:17 pm | JustSpeak

Media Release: The moral and fiscal failure of prison expansion in the spotlight in Wellington next week More >>

Support for taking young people out of adult justice system

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:50 am | JustSpeak

A petition to raise the age of youth justice to 21 has collected over 3000 signatures within a week. The petition was initiated by JustSpeak, one of the 35 organisations calling on the Government to raise the age of youth justice, and was launched through ... More >>

Minister Collins committed to building more crime

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:44 pm | JustSpeak

In the words of our Minister of Finance, Bill English, prison is a moral and fiscal failure. Five years later and the prison population has doubled with another billion dollars announced to increase it further. Judith Collins has announced today a billion ... More >>

Government told to improve justice outcomes for NZ youth

Monday, 10 October 2016, 10:22 am | JustSpeak

The UN pulled no punches when evaluating the way New Zealand treats its children and young people. Embarrassingly, the report regrets that the Government did not take the opportunity to take action last time it made these same recommendations. More >>

Special treatment in our justice system - the real issue

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:27 am | JustSpeak

We need better, community-based justice responses that are applied and available regardless of whether you are a rugby player, a doctor, or can't even afford to pay for legal representation. More >>

Include all children in our youth justice system

Monday, 12 September 2016, 8:02 am | JustSpeak

We write to you as people who have frontline and research experience of vulnerability in our care and protection and justice systems. Each of us in our 33 organisations witness this vulnerability as we play our different roles in supporting children, ... More >>

The 'justus' system for Māori not good enough

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:13 pm | JustSpeak

Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More >>

Imagine my disappointment - Kim's Workman's open letter

Friday, 29 July 2016, 2:38 pm | JustSpeak

I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to the sector, through the use of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and ... More >>

Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:29 am | JustSpeak

This Wednesday the public have the chance to discuss the crisis of mass imprisonment, and its disproportionate impact on Māori, with leading experts Moana Jackson and Kim Workman at Wellington Cathedral at 6pm. More >>

Call to raise the age of youth justice

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:09 am | JustSpeak

Media Release: Over 30 organisations have joined the call to raise the age of youth justice More >>

Evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:21 pm | JustSpeak

Join us on 9 June for an evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice More >>

Public Forum Saturday - Auckland

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 10:36 am | JustSpeak

A discussion about the ever increasing prison population and the effect it is having on our communities. Although crime has been decreasing for many years, the number of people going to prison gets higher and higher. The criminal justice system exists ... More >>

Youth Justice must not be left out of the CYF overhaul

Friday, 8 April 2016, 11:03 am | JustSpeak

Some of today’s announcements about the future of Child, Youth and Family are really promising and very welcome. But the Government has missed the opportunity to increase the age at which young people can access the youth justice system at the same time ... More >>

Police Should Commission Research

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 11:43 am | JustSpeak

“Police criticism and denial of Dr Camille Nakhid’s report into the experience of African youth with the Police is both disappointing and ill advised”, says Justice advocate and JustSpeak adviser Kim Workman. He was referring to AUT Professor Dr ... More >>

Collins diverts attention from the Salvation Army Report

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 4:49 pm | JustSpeak

“In an effort to divert attention away from the Salvation Army’s ‘Moving Targets’ report, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins in this morning’s interview with Mike Hoskings, presented the nation with yet another “moving target’”, ... More >>

We’re setting deportees up to fail

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:01 am | JustSpeak

“The 30% reoffending rate within 12 months for New Zealanders deported from Australia is hardly surprising” says Dr Katie Bruce, Director of JustSpeak. “In fact, it is in line with the overall reoffending rate of 27.5% in New Zealand”. “What ... More >>

Open Letter to Minister Collins

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 2:55 pm | JustSpeak

Congratulations from all of us here at JustSpeak on your appointment as Minister for Corrections and Police, two of the most important government agencies which help keep communities safe. We are especially excited because of your commitment to improving ... More >>

Lets Talk About Police Discretion

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:03 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak on Campus will be holding their second forum on the topic of ‘Police Discretion and its role in discrimination in the Criminal Justice System. The forum will be held 7th of October at 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre HMLT104 at Kelburn Campus, ... More >>

Phillip Smith Inquiry Supports CoSA

Friday, 2 October 2015, 11:45 am | JustSpeak

The Government Inquiry into Phillip John Smith has come out in support of the Circle of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Programme, and is concerned that the programme was ‘not effectively supported, resourced, or monitored’ by the Department of ... More >>

 

 

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