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Red Raincoat Trust: Discharge Without Conviction, Disgrace!

Friday, 8 August 2014, 1:52 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

The decision by Justice Helen Winkelmann yesterday, to discharge an 18-year-old attacker without conviction has been labelled a disgrace by Red Raincoat Trust spokesperson Debbie Marlow. “To think that a young life has been lost unnecessarily and there ... More >>

Chief Victims Advisor Will Give Victims a Voice

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 3:47 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

Chief Victims Advisor Will Give Victims a Voice The Red Raincoat Trust is delighted to hear of Justice Minister, Judith Collin’s plans to appoint a Chief Victims Advisor. “We are rapt; victims will now have an official voice within the criminal justice ... More >>

Homicide Assistance Group Supports Family Violence Report

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:07 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

The Red Raincoat Trust congratulates the Family Violence Death Review Committee for their report into family violence including how agencies monitor and response to it. “The fact that an organisation like ours exists is proof that there is a need ... More >>

A Plea to Place Public Safety First

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 11:31 am | Red Raincoat Trust

Red Raincoat Trust would like to see criminal justice authorities place NZ public safety at the top of their list. “In the past month we have seen some decisions falling short in protecting our communities and keeping our families safe. The effect ... More >>

Appoint a Victims Commissioner to Give Victims a Voice

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:28 am | Red Raincoat Trust

“There is currently no official advocate for victims in New Zealand and nobody truly knows the complexity, gaps and overlaps of the criminal justice system from a victim’s point of view” says Debbie Marlow, spokesperson for the Red Raincoat ... More >>

Sentence Allows No Time to Grieve

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 5:16 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

The Red Raincoat Trust believes the sentence handed down today to Tristim Eastham for the manslaughter of Sean Strongman-Lintern in September 2012 allows no time for the family to grieve for their loss. “Tristim will be eligible for parole after ... More >>

Homicide Families to Meet

Friday, 20 September 2013, 12:43 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

Red Raincoat’s annual Victim Conference will be held this weekend in Wellington. The theme for this year’s conference is “Stand Tall’. “When a homicide occurs, the journey a victims’ family has to travel is unknown and filled with emotion. ... More >>

New Zealand Should Appoint a Victims Commissioner

Monday, 2 September 2013, 1:01 pm | Red Raincoat Trust

“The appointment in the UK of a Victims Commissioner who has experienced homicide herself will lead to a closer more insightful relationship between victims and those agencies set up to assist them” says Debbie Marlow, spokesperson for the Red Raincoat ... More >>

Victim Outrage At Top Chef in Prisons

Saturday, 8 June 2013, 8:12 am | Red Raincoat Trust

Red Raincoat Trust expresses the need for balance with regards to top chef Martin Bosley teaching prisoners at Rimutaka Prison to cook for paying customers at an upcoming Wellington on a Plate event. More >>