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SST Supports Vote Nope To Dope Campaign

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:18 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

There is a major push to legalise cannabis in New Zealand and all the while, drug addiction problems are growing. Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) have joined with SAM-NZ in their Vote Nope to Dope campaign. SST National Spokesperson Jess McVicar ... More >>

Unacceptable Failure By Corrections

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 10:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) are appalled and dismayed at the lack of due diligence being carried out in the handling of released parolees and their registered victims after the latest operational error lead to a man bumping into his mother’s murderer. ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust wants plea bargaining abolished

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Maree Kiwana-Makanihi Takuira-Mita Ngahere was only 4 weeks old when she was killed on the 19th of February 2019. After a homicide investigation, the Coroner found that Maree died after suffering a brain injury causing bleeding to the brain. Today at ... More >>

Government Rushing Through Prisoners Right To Vote Bill Is Unethical

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 12:21 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to postpone the report due date for Minister Andrew Little’s Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill. This Bill would allow prisoners with a sentence of three years or ... More >>

Millionaire Digital Child Sex Offender Released

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 10:06 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) are in absolute shock at the early release of multi-millionaire child sex offender Martin Lawes, after only a mere 18 months into his 4 year and 6 month jail term. SST National spokesperson Jess McVicar said the ... More >>

SST Congratulate Darroch Ball On Victim Focussed Bill

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9:06 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Victims are continuously being re-victimised by sentences where leniency is currently given to the perpetrator due to cultural reports and other circumstances or needs.” The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) have congratulated Darroch Ball on his proposed ... More >>

New Zealand's Horrific Violence Must Stop!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 2:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is urging all New Zealanders to speak out if they see or suspect there is any possibility of a child being abused.  National Spokesperson Jess McVicar said “Heartbreakingly, absolutely nothing has changed ... More >>

“No Body, No Parole” - A Common Sense Bill

Monday, 6 January 2020, 7:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust are putting their support behind Nationals 'Concealment of Location of Victim Remains Bill’ More >>

Independent Victim body needs urgent action

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:18 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A report released by the Chief Victims advisor Kim McGregor advising there needs to be an Independent Victims body is being welcomed by Victim Rights lobby group Sensible Sentencing Trust. National spokesperson Jess McVicar says the trust have ... More >>

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 >>