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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 >>

Unlocking Prisons series to challenge reliance on prisons

Monday, 15 April 2013, 11:59 am | JustSpeak

15 April 2013 For immediate release Unlocking Prisons series to challenge New Zealand’s reliance on prisons A three-part series of panel discussions with leading academics, politicians, legal practitioners, former prisoners and community advocates seeks ... More >>

JustSpeak Exposes Variation in Youth Prosecution Rates

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 1:16 pm | JustSpeak

“Today JustSpeak releases an infographic showing the rate of young people being prosecuted for various crimes. JustSpeak asks ‘please explain’ to the Government, and will be looking closely at how it plans to address these statistics in the Government’s ... More >>

What is the Cost of our Reliance on Imprisonment?

Monday, 8 April 2013, 12:09 pm | JustSpeak

A panel discussion on: 'Unlocking Prisons: What is the Cost of our Reliance on Imprisonment?' More >>

Name suppression protects victims and family members

Monday, 8 April 2013, 10:24 am | JustSpeak

The Human Rights Commission has been facing criticism for their decision to prosecute the Sensible Sentencing Trust for publicising personal details of an individual convicted of sexual assault against two children. More >>

Unlocking Prisons series to challenge NZ reliance on prisons

Friday, 5 April 2013, 1:28 pm | JustSpeak

An upcoming three-part series of panel discussions with leading academics, politicians, legal practitioners, former prisoners and community advocates seeks to challenge New Zealand’s over-reliance on imprisonment. More >>

Gains in Criminal Justice Sector Leave Māori Behind

Friday, 15 February 2013, 9:28 am | JustSpeak

14 February 2013 For immediate release State of the Nation: Gains in Criminal Justice Sector Leave Māori Behind The Salvation Army’s report on the current state of New Zealand’s social policy, ‘She’ll be Right – A State of the Nation Report’, ... More >>

JustSpeak refutes link between homosexuality and crime

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 7:33 pm | JustSpeak

“The Sensible Sentencing Trust’s submission that marriage equality would have a detrimental effect on levels of crime in New Zealand is baseless, damaging and founded on nothing.” More >>

 

 

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