Releases

Justice
Mon 4 Jul 2016
Ministers today welcomed a new pilot in Christchurch which aims to ensure families experiencing family violence are safe and receive the services they need to prevent further harm. At the heart of the new approach are government agencies and NGOs working together for families and whānau to provide increased support to high-risk victims, better manage perpetrators and improve collaboration between agencies. ...
Justice
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams says an increase in funding of $16.2 million over the next four years will help restorative justice providers meet the growing demand for their services. “Restorative justice conferences, in which victims and offenders meet in a safe environment and discuss the crime and harm caused, have proven effective in holding offenders to account for what they have done and making victims stronger,” Ms Adams says. ...
Justice
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams says an increase in funding of $16.2 million over the next four years will help restorative justice providers meet the growing demand for their services. “Restorative justice conferences, in which victims and offenders meet in a safe environment and discuss the crime and harm caused, have proven effective in holding offenders to account for what they have done and making victims stronger,” Ms Adams says. ...
Justice
Tue 28 Jun 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has commenced a review of the Search and Surveillance Act to consider how the law is working in practice and what changes may be desirable. The statutory review is required under the Act, which specifies that a joint review by the Ministry of Justice and the Law Commission must be underway by 30 June 2016. “The Search and Surveillance Act governs what powers Police and other government agencies have to search people or property to investigate and prosecute crime,” Ms Adams says. ...
Justice
Tue 28 Jun 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has commenced a review of the Search and Surveillance Act to consider how the law is working in practice and what changes may be desirable. The statutory review is required under the Act, which specifies that a joint review by the Ministry of Justice and the Law Commission must be underway by 30 June 2016. “The Search and Surveillance Act governs what powers Police and other government agencies have to search people or property to investigate and prosecute crime,” Ms Adams says. ...