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SST Achievements

Since 2001 we have been working hard to make a difference to the New Zealand community.

Listed below are some of the key changes and actions where we have made a difference – bringing a stop to violent crime in New Zealand.

2014

Submitted on Parole Amendment Bill / Submitted on Judicature Modernisation Bill

2013

Bail Amendment Bill Introduced / Victims of Crime Reform Bill Introduced

2012

Submitted on Gang Insignia Bill / Youth Justice Reform Campaign commenced / Mental Health Review Campaign commenced / Sue Couch (RSA Survivor awarded small punitive damages payment by Department of Corrections).

2011

Submitted regarding Victims of  Crime Reform Bill / Submitted on Parole and Bail Reforms / Establishment National Victims Centre / Confiscation of Gang Assets Law introduced.

2010

Submitted regarding the Legal Services Amendment Bill (Legal Aid Reform) / Submitted on Crime (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill (Provocation Defence) / Submission about Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill (3 Strikes and Life means Life).

2009

$50 Offender Levy introduced / Submitted regarding Enhancing Victim’s Rights / Landmark Court Case (RSA victim won right to sue Corrections Department).

2008

Submitted regarding Policing Bill (Tasers) / Submitted regarding Compensating Victims of Crime ($50 Offender Levy) / Inquiry into Legal Aid by Government.

2007

Submitted on Young Offenders (Serious Crimes) Bill 2007  / Submitted on the Criminal Proceeds Recovery Bill (confiscation of gang assets).

2006

Victims’ Charter introduced / SST awarded National Trust of the Year.

2005

Further Government inquiry into victims’ rights.

2004

Prisoner and Victims’ Claims Bill introduced ensuring offenders do not benefit financially from their crimes.

2003

Submitted on Parole and Sentencing Reform Bill.

2002

Put victims’ rights on political radar & gave homicide victims’families opportunity to present to parliament.

2001

Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill passed, increasing the sentence for the worst murders from 10 to 17 years.