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Rethinking Moves Forward

Rethinking Moves Forward


Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest newsletter has a different format – the future focus will be on current and future activity, and include news about staff and volunteers, brief comments on crime and justice issues, media releases, submissions, and forthcoming events. In depth articles will feature on the ‘Smart on Crime’ blog.

In this latest edition we report on:

• Successful Launch of Justspeak at Christchurch
• Professor Chris Marshall and Kim Workman’s joint presentation at the Cashmere Presbyterian Centre
• The Christchurch Message – Bring Back the Sycamore Tree!
• Submission on the Parole Amendment Bill 2013
• Rangatahi Courts a Continuing Success –
• Kim Workman’s address to the Wellington Women’s Probus Club , “What do I have to Do to Change Your Mind?
• Community Law Aotearoa – The Community Law Manual is Now Available
• Want to get Current News On Prisons Around the World?
• World Congress on Juvenile Justice – Geneva (Switzerland) – 26th to30th of January 2015.
• Recent Media Releases

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