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A shocking blow for homicide Victim’s family

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 5:38 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Today the Court of Appeal released their decision to allow Helen Milner (The Black Widow) to have the last remaining body samples of the husband she murdered, in an attempt to prove her innocence by trying to see if he had an underlying heart condition. ... More >>

Bring back balance to the Scales of Justice

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:54 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) has congratulated the National Party on their recent release of Justice system proposals. SST’s National Spokesperson Jess McVicar said it is a relief to hear there will be a focus on Victims of crime, as they are ... More >>

A Victim’s right to read ALL of their Impact Statement

Monday, 25 November 2019, 2:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Victim’s right to read ALL of their Victim Impact Statement 25th November 2019 More >>

Ideological Government has forgotten Victims of crime

Monday, 25 November 2019, 2:02 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust say the Government has lost touch with reality and public opinion with Justice Minister Andrew Little’s raft of changes proposed for corrections and justice. SST National Spokesperson Jess McVicar said “Littles announcements ... More >>

Name suppression continues for Convicted Murderer

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 11:42 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is questioning why the name of the 27-year-old male who murdered Grace Millane still enjoys name suppression following today’s verdict and says surely no justification can now exist for secrecy. More >>

Killers sentence will not bring peace for family of Victim

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:11 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“At the end of the day when you commit a brutal act such as murder a ‘difficult upbringing’ will never explain why someone chose to take another’s life.” More >>

Justice system failing to keep community safe

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:42 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A 90-year-old woman is in hospital in a serious but stable condition after being violently attacked by youths. On Saturday afternoon, the elderly woman was ‘smashed, bashed and left for dead’ in what her family described as a violent home invasion. ... More >>

New legislation will sideline Victims of crime

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:25 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Government Bill coming up for its third reading may well mean we will see dramatic changes in the Justice system, but they will not be of any benefit to the Victims of crime! The Bill put forward by Andrew Little is looking to introduce a Criminal ... More >>

STOP plea bargaining! Our children deserve better!

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:19 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Our babies, our children are our most precious gifts. Sadly, they are also our most vulnerable of all victims. New Zealand has one of the worst levels of Child Abuse in the developed world. A shameful, devastating statistic that is only getting worse! ... More >>

Meth Dealers to be rewarded

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:32 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Methamphetamine (meth) dealers who can prove their own addiction caused their drug offending could have their sentences cut by 30 per cent, according to a landmark judgement released by the Court of Appeal. The role of an offender in a drug network ... More >>

Child Exploitation Material should be Prime Ministers focus

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"So many of our children are being violently harmed. Their innocence stolen and their bodies used for the sexual gratification and financial gain of those involved in the dark world of paedophillia. These innocent children are voiceless; nobody ... More >>

Family Violence "a get out of jail free card" say SST

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of child abuse and family violence in the developed world. It is a shameful statistic we have all known for years and yet the violent harm continues; the fear, the intimidation, the terror and the scars. More >>

“We have had enough! He has to go!”

Monday, 30 September 2019, 9:52 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) Victim Advocate Jayne Walker is beyond angry and exasperated that serial sex attacker and public menace Mohyadin Mohamed Farah is still allowed the privilege to live in New Zealand. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/111480343/judges-difficult-sentencing-of-a-refugee-who-wont-stop-offending More >>

Killer making mockery of Victims and Justice system

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Convicted murderer and child sex offender Phillip John Smith (also known as Traynor) is again taking Corrections to court, this time over a decision refusing to allow him to meet with a journalist. More >>

Common Sense needed in Corrections approach

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Community safety must be the paramount consideration when releasing an offender, and the only way for that to be achieved is for the offender to acknowledge their crimes.” More >>

‘Political Demise’ – allowing prisoners to vote

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Waitangi Tribunal report released today, found that the 2010 law change was inconsistent with Treaty principles and led to significant prejudice against Māori. More >>

Geros: Judges leniency jeopardises public safety

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:16 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Judge Raoul Neave absolutely failed in his role as the gate keeper to community safety when he made this appalling and dangerous decision” Marcel Sydney Geros will be appearing again in front of the same Judge who decided it was in the best ... More >>

Finally, the safety of our community will be considered

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Our children are our most vulnerable, most innocent victims and we do not want to see any more children harmed by these ‘known sex offenders’. The safety of our community must be the paramount consideration.” More >>

Ministry of Justice bows to political agenda

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Research and Evaluation Team from the Ministry of Justice have just issued what they euphemistically call an ‘Evidence Based brief’ on New Zealands’ Three Strikes Law. More >>

“Vessel of tears” - report welcomed by Victim advocacy group

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 8:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The vessel of tears report confirms what the Sensible Sentencing Trust has been saying for many years” The Safe and Effective Advisory Group Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora have released their first report called A Vessel of Tears. The report is an ... More >>

 

 

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