Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Extended Supervision Orders to be expanded

Hon Anne Tolley

Minister of Corrections

17 January 2014 Media Statement

Extended Supervision Orders to be expanded

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says that legislation is to be introduced which will allow Extended Supervision Orders (ESOs) for child sex offenders to be expanded beyond their current maximum ten-year time frame for those who pose a high risk of serious reoffending.

ESOs will also be extended to include the management of high risk sex offenders and very high risk violent offenders.

The first ten-year ESOs handed down to child sex offenders are scheduled to run out in 2015, after which, under the current system, Corrections will have no ability to manage these offenders in the community.

Under the new enhanced system, the ESOs could be renewed for as long as they are needed, with regular mandatory review by the courts.

“We want to do as much as we can to keep our communities safe and to protect the public from harm,” says Mrs Tolley.

“Corrections need to be able to continue the management of a small number of high risk child sex offenders for as long as necessary beyond the ten-year limit, and this legislation will enable that.

“It will also allow us to expand the scope of ESOs to include a small number of high risk sex offenders against adults, as well as very high risk violent offenders.

“If these offenders still pose a risk at the end of a sentence or order, then Corrections needs the ability to manage them appropriately.”

An ESO is made by the court under application from Corrections for a term of up to ten years for offenders who have reached the end of their sentence. The Parole Board then imposes special conditions relating to the offender’s management, for example relating to residence, employment, association and exclusion zones under GPS tracking.

With legislative change, courts would be able to renew orders on an ongoing basis, if warranted, and Corrections will be able to apply to the court to impose a new order at any time for child sex offenders, with mandatory review by the courts every five years.

These changes will require amendments to the Parole Act 2002.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news