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Prison voting ban breaches the Treaty and must be repealed

Monday, 12 August 2019, 12:37 pm | Just Speak NZ

The Waitangi Tribunal's report ' He Aha i Perā Ai?The Māori Prisoners’ Voting Report ,' is a damning indictment on the 2013 prison voting ban and should spur the Government to act urgently, justice advocacy group JustSpeak said. More >>

Ināia Tonu Nei - Now is the Time for justice transformation

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 2:42 pm | Just Speak NZ

JustSpeak is calling on Govermnent leaders and decision makers to honour the calls from a Māori justice hui and begin urgent work to enable Māori to lead the way on justice reform. More >>

Politicians join Max Harris for criminal justice debate

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:29 pm | Just Speak NZ

This Thursday at 6.30pm Max Harris hosts a criminal justice election forum at Wellington High School Hall, brought to you by JustSpeak. More >>

Bail changes to blame for new billion dollar prison

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:10 am | Just Speak NZ

In 2013 criminal justice spending was falling and the Government was mulling over what to spend the money on. 3 years later there are 10,000 people in prison and a new billion dollar prison is announced. What happened? A JustSpeak report out today ... More >>

Call on Govt to adopt Waitangi Tribunal recommendations

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 3:38 pm | Just Speak NZ

Media Release: Justspeak calls on the Government to adopt Waitangi Tribunal recommendations and address structural racism in the justice system More >>

Raybon Kan, Chloe Swarbrick + guests

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:29 pm | Just Speak NZ

Chloe Swarbrick, Dr Paul Wood, Morgan Godfrey and Marianne Elliott will be joined by comedians Raybon Kan and Ray O'Leary for an evening of lively discussion, entertainment and debate on prison expansion in NZ from 6pm on 30 November at Wellington Girls' ... More >>

What it looks like when you write-off a youth's potential

Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:25 pm | Just Speak NZ

With the Government's decision on whether or not to raise the age of youth justice expected by the end of August, one organisation that works with the young people who will be affected is speaking out about what this means for the young people they ... More >>

Mass Imprisonment

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:26 pm | Just Speak NZ

Auckland The Road to Prison Saturday 16 July 2016 3pm - 5pm Salvation Army, 16A Bakerfield Place, Manukau RSVP through this event page More >>

Students take the New Zealand Justice System to the stage

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:13 am | Just Speak NZ

Just weeks before Cabinet makes a decision about whether or not to raise the age of youth justice, students from Massey University in Wellington are collaborating with JustSpeak to take the New Zealand criminal justice system to the stage on June ... More >>

Offending by Māori - you have to face it to fix it

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 12:02 pm | Just Speak NZ

The Department of Corrections seems to be hiding its head in the sand when it comes to reducing the level of Māori in the criminal justice system," says Kim Workman, strategic adviser to JustSpeak. More >>

Corrections not meeting their targets on reoffending

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 12:01 pm | Just Speak NZ

The Salvation Army report confirms that Corrections are not meeting their targets to reduce reoffending. Too many people are coming back to prison because the reintegration programme run by Corrections is plainly not working. They need to invest in more ... More >>

New Act for Returning Offenders Breaches Rights

Friday, 20 November 2015, 9:20 am | Just Speak NZ

JustSpeak is concerned that the newly enacted legislation which creates parole-like conditions for New Zealanders who served prison sentences overseas is unfair and breaches fundamental rights protected by the Bill of Rights Act. The legislation ... More >>

Youth Justice For All Youth

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 11:17 am | Just Speak NZ

Last week Justice Minister Amy Adams announced that she has asked officials for advice on whether 17-year-olds should be included in our youth justice system. If the government makes this move, it will be a small but important step towards a more ... More >>