Bring back balance to the Scales of Justice
27th November 2019
The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST)
has congratulated the National Party on their recent release
of Justice system proposals.
Spokesperson Jess McVicar said it is a relief to hear there
will be a focus on Victims of crime, as they are currently
sidelined in the Justice System.
“Our system as
it is currently, fails to involve Victims and doesn’t
uphold a lot of their rights that they are entitled
Jess said Victims just want to know how to
keep themselves and their families safe.
not too much to ask that the few rights victims do have are
acknowledged, especially when you recognise the horrendous
journey they are put through when they unwillingly become
victims of serious violent crime."
“We just want
New Zealand to be a safe country again and for Victims to
receive the respect they are entitled to; for them to have a
Jess said Victims have been ignored and
sidelined by the current governments Justice reforms, and
believe they have failed the victims hugely.
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