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Interim Name Suppression Review Petition

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Interim Name Suppression Review Petition 13th December 2018 On Monday 10th December the accused of the murder of Grace Millane was declined name suppression by Judge Evangelos Thomas but defence lawyer, Ian Brookie, appealed the Judge’s decision. ... More >>

Jacinda Adern offers ‘Anything’ to family of Grace Millane

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:13 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

It sounds too good to be true, but those were the words spoken by Prime Minister Jacinda Adern at a press conference yesterday, in relation to the family of murdered UK backpacker Grace Millane. Victim Advocate for the Sensible Sentencing Group Trust ... More >>

Our Justice System offers Discounts like a Supermarket

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:42 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The SSGT believes discounts on criminals' sentences are offensive to the Real victims of serious crimes: the victims are being completely disregarded and re-victimised by our Justice system. More >>

Sex offender housed in motel assaults motel owner's daughter

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) Victim Advocate Karrin Coates said she cannot understand how government agencies are willing to risk the lives of our most innocent children!! “This is the second time an offence has been committed by a registered ... More >>

Violent Thug Gets ‘Get Out of Jail Early’ Opportunity

Monday, 19 November 2018, 3:11 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Kiwi’s, who have shown in a recent poll to be 68% in favour of the Three Strikes Law, are appalled that yet another Judge has engaged in judicial activism by subverting the will of the NZ Parliament and invoking the ‘manifestly unjust’ clause in ... More >>

Little Esme Kinraid - Killed at the hands of her Father

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10:28 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“ If this is the pathetic sentence child killers get in New Zealand it is no wonder our once safe country now has such a high level of child abuse – there are no consequences.” Garth McVicar, founder of the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Esme Claire Kinraid was ... More >>

Our Victims DO Matter

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Our Victims DO Matter 29th October 2018 I attended the Justice Summit as a representative for the Sensible Sentencing Group Trust and the incredible victims we represent. It was my first political event, one I thought would be an opportunity to have open ... More >>

Where is the Accountability?

Friday, 5 October 2018, 11:09 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent study conducted by Action Station and the University of Otago titled “They're Our Whanau” revealed an overwhelming majority of Māori only respondents believed structural racism and colonisation is to blame for disproportionate Māori prison ... More >>

Police Statistics Show Decrease In Homicide Victims

Friday, 28 September 2018, 5:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police have released their latest statistic on Homicide Victims , and it shows a significant decrease in Homicide convictions in 2016 with 2017 looking to be lower again. Sensible Sentencing Trust Youth Advocate Jess McVicar says this is great news ... More >>

YETE For Youth

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:54 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A teenage boy who has been in state care for 10 years, is being kept in prison because there is nowhere he can be bailed to! The teen who has been diagnosed as having foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and ADHD, has had 63 placements with Oranga Tamariki. Sensible ... More >>

‘Let-em-Out’ Little next Minister on block

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

‘Let-em-Out’ Little next Minister on block 29th June 2018 Justice Minister Andrew Little should be next Minister to lose his portfolios if the standards applied to Clare Curran were applied evenly, according to Garth McVicar, Founder of the Sensible ... More >>

Criminal Summit Leaves Victims Feeling Re-Victimised

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

25th August 2018 "A gentleman whose daughter had been murdered was told that he was “white and privileged." One of the many disturbing comments from the Criminal Summit. More >>

Judge finally applies Three Strikes as Parliament intended

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:58 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Today, a judge of the High Court finally had courage and integrity to apply the three strikes (3S) law as parliament intended it to be applied. Hayze Waitokia was appearing for sentence for his third strike, the stabbing of another man in the leg. While ... More >>

New Research Exposes Background of Violent Offenders

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Evidence released today shows that 56% of males over 18 who committed a serious violent crime, were raised in homes without a father present. More >>

Your home is your castle

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A member of my family was attacked in their own home. Two vicious attackers who forced their way into what should have been our place of safety. Two men who for 45 minutes chose to do ALL the nasty crimes that are covered by the words ‘Home ... More >>

Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victims horrified at head of Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime 13th August 2018 More >>

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story A time consuming charade designed to advance government policy 1st August 2018 Once upon a time the saying ‘do the crime, do the time’ was understood by ordinary people to mean the consequences of one’s actions had ... More >>

The heading ‘CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMIT’ says it all

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:15 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the upcoming Criminal Justice Summit is for victims as well as offenders, but Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) Youth Advocate Jess McVicar disagrees “The summit is meant to be about reforming our justice system ... More >>

Creative sentences are not restorative for victims

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 10:20 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A couple of days ago Chester Borrows spoke on the AM show about his preference for a more creative sentencing system that involves a high rate of Restorative Justice (RJ). He said he believed about half the prison population would be okay in society, ... More >>

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:08 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses for offenders! 23rd July 2018 Today I watched an interview with ex National MP Chester Borrows on the AM Show talking about his heading an advisory group tasked with helping to reform the justice ... More >>



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