FACT SHEET 15 – THE CASE FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
In September 2000, the Government gave notice of a $4.88 million court-referred Restorative Justice pilot to run from April 2001, out of Waitakere, Hamilton, and Dunedin District Courts. This would ‘give victims of crime the option of restorative justice’ and place them at the centre [...]
This month the Justice and Electoral Select Committee considers submissions on the last government’s Victims’ Rights Bill 1999 and a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) added in December 2000, by Justice Minister, Phil Goff. These replace the Victim of Offences Act 1987 and considerably extend various ‘rights’ to victims.
Greater court discretion will [...]