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Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill

07 July 2014

Media release – Select Committee Office

Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill

Public submissions are being invited on the Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill.

This bill amends the Parole Act 2002 so far as it relates to extended supervision orders. Extended supervision orders are used to manage a small number of child sex offenders who pose a high risk of causing serious harm after being released from prison at the end of their sentence. These orders can last for up to 10 years, beyond which the Department of Corrections is not able to manage these offenders even if they continue to pose a high risk of serious harm to the public. The bill enables orders to be renewed as often as they are needed and expands the scope of orders beyond high-risk child sex offenders to include high-risk sex offenders against adults (predicted to be a small number) and very high-risk violent offenders (predicted to be a very small number).

A copy of the bill can be viewed online at www.legislation.govt.nz

Submissions should be forwarded, either online using our website (www.parliament.nz) or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at
04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Law and Order Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

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