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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 >>

Justspeak’s higher profile will speak to a New Generation

Monday, 28 September 2015, 12:45 pm | JustSpeak

The Robson Hanan Trust, the legal umbrella for both Rethinking Crime and Punishment and JustSpeak, recently decided to shift the focus of its activities toward Justspeak, a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers ... More >>

This Wednesday - Forum on Prison Privatisation in NZ

Monday, 28 September 2015, 12:43 pm | JustSpeak

The recent events at Mt Eden Prison has generated a lot of debate and concern about the state of prisons in New Zealand. Prison privatisation has also drawn a lot of attention as result. This highlights the issues that exist within the current prison ... More >>

Prisoner Health Requires Major Changes

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:01 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak believes that management of prisoner healthcare needs to be turned over to an organisation with health at its heart and Corrections needs to be independently monitored to ensure the health and safety of prisoners. Yesterday the Office of the ... More >>

Basic rights under threat as remand facilities overstretched

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 1:55 pm | JustSpeak

Auckland remand facilities are being stretched beyond capacity and defendants are being held in inappropriate circumstances due to a well-meaning but poorly executed legislative change. More >>

Open Letter from JustSpeak to New Justice Sector Ministers

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:46 pm | JustSpeak

Congratulations from all of us here at JustSpeak on your appointment at the helm of Aotearoa’s justice sector. More >>

How We Can Improve New Zealand’s Prison System

Friday, 13 June 2014, 3:47 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is thrilled to announce the launch Unlocking Prisons, a comprehensive, research-based report into how New Zealand can improve its prison system. More >>

JustSpeak to Launch in Christchurch on 28 May

Friday, 23 May 2014, 12:23 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak will officially launch in Christchurch next week on Wednesday 28 May with a forum asking the question: Who Are Our Prisoners? JustSpeak is a non-partisan network of young people speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want a safer, fairer, ... More >>

ACT’s proposal to further three-strikes policy short-sighted

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 1:22 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is calling out the ACT Party’s extension of the three-strikes policy as knee-jerk punitivism, political populism and based on a culture of fear, rather than evidence. More >>

JustSpeak concerned about transgender imprisonment

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 3:26 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is concerned about the abuse of the rights of transgender offenders sentenced to imprisonment in New Zealand prisons. More >>

JustSpeak Congratulates Minister Paula Bennett’s Courage

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:32 pm | JustSpeak

Today it was announced that the Government would take Child Harm Prevention Orders off the table. JustSpeak wishes to congratulate Minister Bennett for taking this positive, courageous step. However, we note that the Minister has announced the Government’s ... More >>

Youth Crime Action Plan lacks ambition in key areas

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 5:37 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak welcomes the release of the Government’s new Youth Crime Action Plan. “In the Youth Crime Action Plan, the Government has rejected a ‘tough on crime’ approach, and opted for policy that is ‘smart on crime.’ JustSpeak welcomes this ... More >>



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