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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 >>

Including 17-year-olds in Youth Justice System a Strong Investment

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 1:11 pm | JustSpeak

Documents released to JustSpeak today under the Official Information Act show that government agencies have costed raising the youth court age to 17 at a maximum of $66.1m a year. JustSpeak spokesperson Danielle Kelly says, “This would be a great ... More >>

JustSpeak calls for youth justice system to include 17y/o

Sunday, 14 July 2013, 6:14 pm | JustSpeak

Today JustSpeak launched an open letter to Prime Minister John Key and justice sector Ministers Judith Collins, Anne Tolley and Chester Borrows calling for the youth justice system to include 17-year-olds. More >>

JustSpeak shows youth crime at record low

Monday, 1 July 2013, 11:46 am | JustSpeak

Today JustSpeak releases a graph clearly showing youth crime has never been lower in recent memory. JustSpeak’s online report, using the latest Statistics New Zealand data show that the youth apprehension rate has dropped 35% since 1994. More >>

JustSpeak Reveals Highly Variable Youth Prosecution Decision

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 12:41 pm | JustSpeak

Today JustSpeak releases a report showing considerable variation in youth prosecution decisions among Police districts around the country. In 2012, Waikato had the lowest rate of youth prosecution, at 15%, while Canterbury had double this rate, at 30%. ... More >>

JustSpeak Congratulates Wgtn’s Low Youth Prosecution Rates

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 2:04 pm | JustSpeak

Today JustSpeak releases a report showing Wellington has low rates of youth prosecution decisions, persistently tending lower than the national rate for the past 19 years. More >>

Budget ‘a small step in the right direction’ – JustSpeak

Friday, 17 May 2013, 2:09 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak welcomes the increase in funding to restorative justice services and support for prisoners leaving prison as a small step in the right direction. “We support restorative justice as a more meaningful and less polarised way of addressing the ... More >>

Police pursuit policy in need of urgent review

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 5:21 pm | JustSpeak

In the wake of a spate of police chases which have resulted in a needless loss of life, JustSpeak calls for the police pursuit policy to be revisited. More >>



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