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Support For Bailey Kuariki

Support For Bailey Kuariki

The Parole Board's decision to release Bailey Kuariki into the community has prompted a call from the Rethinking Crime and Punishment Project Leader, Kim Workman, to support Bailey.

"New Zealander's have always been known for giving people a fair go. In the past, Bailey has been withdrawn from rehabilitation programs and staged reintegration outings, because of public protest. This has hampered his transition back into the community.

New Zealanders are known for giving people a 'fair go'. Any further harassment is going to interfere with Bailey's determination to stay out of trouble. The media and victim advocacy groups need to realise that Bailey needs all the support he can get to help. The best thing they can do is leave him alone.

"Any further harassment may lessen his chances of leading an offence free life. It could also be instrumental in producing yet another victim we need to avoid that possibility.

Fortunately, there are community people in South Auckland who will help him make the transition back. They will working together to make sure he is held accountable on a regular basis, and supported to succeed.


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