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JustSpeak Announces The Release Of Podcast ‘True Justice’!

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 9:27 am | JustSpeak

Justice advocacy group JustSpeak have announced the launch of True Justice - a five part narrative podcast series journeying through the justice system, from the moment of arrest to life after prison. Produced by JustSpeak and award winning podcast company ... More >>

Advocacy Group Welcomes Necessary Ombudsman Investigation Into Corrections Failure

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 5:08 am | JustSpeak

Justice advocacy group JustSpeak is welcoming the Ombudsman's wide ranging investigation into the Department of Corrections failure to meaningfully respond to calls for change, announced today. "Despite years of promises under the Hōkai Rangi strategy ... More >>

Political Accusations A Distraction From Systemic Failures In Prison System

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:56 pm | JustSpeak

Justice advocacy group JustSpeak is calling on Minister Davis to show leadership and focus on his commitments to meaningful change in Corrections policy, following his accusations against Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi and People Against ... More >>

JustSpeak Responds To Call For Sentencing And Parole Change Petition From Diane Hunt

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 12:27 pm | JustSpeak

Today Diane Hunt, mother of police officer Constable Matthew Hunt, delivers a petition to parliament asking for changes to the Sentencing Act 2002 and Parole Act 2002, whereby anyone convicted of murdering a police officer would receive a mandatory ... More >>

Cannabis Referendum Results Show That The Government Needs To Be Courageous On Drug Law Reform

Friday, 30 October 2020, 3:43 pm | JustSpeak

The provisional results on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control bill referendum show that the government needs to step up and show courageous leadership to implement evidence based drug law reform.    “Of the people who voted, ... More >>

Justice Campaigners Call For Bold Action From Leaders At The 2020 Election

Friday, 7 August 2020, 5:08 pm | JustSpeak

Justice campaign organisation JustSpeak has outlined a vision for a society without prisons in its 2020 election campaign ‘ Our Justice Our Future ’. The campaign was launched last night in Wellington, to a sold out audience of supporters and volunteers. ... More >>

Support From Criminal Justice Reform Advocates For Cannabis Legalisation And Control Bill

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:18 pm | JustSpeak

The Government today released the full and final Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill that New Zealanders will be voting for at the referendum on 19 September. Justice reform organisation JustSpeak is strongly supportive of the proposed legislation ... More >>

Bias In Policing Shows Urgent Need For Justice Transformation In NZ, New Research Finds

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:10 am | JustSpeak

New research from justice advocacy group JustSpeak released today shows that structural bias in policing continues to disproportionately harm Māori and demonstrates the urgent need for transformative change across our justice system. Using the Statistics ... More >>

JustSpeak statement of support for Hands off our Tamariki

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:29 pm | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is a non-partisan, independent network of people across Aotearoa seeking to change the conversation on criminal justice in New Zealand. We support the actions being taken by the Hands off our Tamariki network, including the rally this Tuesday ... More >>

JustSpeak responds to He Waka Roitmata

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 9:17 am | JustSpeak

JustSpeak responds to He Waka Roitmata, the first report from the Te Uepu Hāpai i te Ora More >>

Prisoners right to vote campaign launched

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:21 am | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is calling on the Government to protect rights that should be truly universal by reversing the ban on prisoners voting. More >>

Stories of the criminal justice system

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:38 am | JustSpeak

A powerful exhibition telling stories of people with first hand experience of the criminal justice system will be launched this month, providing an insight into the collateral consequences of imprisonment. More >>

JustSpeak releases a briefing for incoming Ministers

Friday, 10 November 2017, 3:26 pm | JustSpeak

Bold action required to reduce record prison population A new report out today calls on the new Government to take urgent and meaningful action to reduce New Zealand’s ballooning prison population. JustSpeak has released a briefing to the incoming Ministers ... More >>

All prisoners should have voting rights - A debate

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:50 pm | JustSpeak

Join debaters, comedians and panelists this Thursday evening at 6.30pm to thrash out whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote. Held at Victoria University’s Memorial Theatre, this event is hosted by JustSpeak and MC’d by Jerome Chandrahasen. ... More >>

JustSpeak Election Forum - Auckland - Thursday 20 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:12 pm | JustSpeak

This Thursday at 6.30pm Paula Penfold hosts a criminal justice election forum at Auckland University Library Basement, brought to you by JustSpeak. More >>

Taking 17 year olds out of adult justice system long overdue

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:14 pm | JustSpeak

Media Release: Taking 17 year olds out of the adult justice system was long overdue More >>

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 >>





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