January 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:

The Sad, The Good & The Ugly

The sad news is Ruth Money has resigned from SST. Ruth originally offered to dedicate 12 months but 3 years later, after being involved in many projects such as Christies Law, the new web-site and brochures [and much more]. Ruth became an integral part of the SST team…

Our Victim Advisors

Meet Leigh Woodman, our National Victim Advisor and and Jayne Walker, our Victim Advisor for the South Island and South Island co-ordinator.

2014 Victims Conference

Red Raincoat Trust’s annual victim conference was held in Christchurch over the weekend of 19/20/21 September 2014, with 80 homicide and serious crime families in attendance, including 20 new attendees…

Philip Smith Nee Traynor Debacle

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has admitted his department made many mistakes that ultimately led to Phillip Smith, a convicted murderer and paedophile, being granted temporary release and able to flee the country…

NZ Paedophile Haven

Britain has instigated a high inquiry into cover-ups relating to sexual abuse of children. Australia has established a national inquiry into child sex abuse with more than 5000…

Australia Opens National Child Abuse Inquiry!

A national inquiry into child sex abuse was opened in the Australian city of Melbourne when Julia Gillard was Prime Minister with more than 5,000 people expected to provide evidence of “abuse and consequential trauma”…

Thumbs Down/Up

Thumbs down to Justice Jill Mallon who refused to apply the Life without Parole provisions of the Three Strikes law in sentencing Shane Pierre Harrison for the murder of Sio Matalsi…

Members Have Their Say

“Thank you for the wonderful job you do although the donation isn’t much you are the only charity I give to, all the best.” – Whangarei

“Keep up the good work; we need SST, I am a long-time supporter.” – Taupo

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