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

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

  • Submission on Sexual Violence Legislation Bill
  • Invited to Make an Oral Submission at the Parliamentary Select Committee for our Petition: Stand Up, Speak Up, No More Child Abuse.
 
  • SST campaigned to retain the Three Strikes Legislation that was introduced in 2010 and were successful in retaining it.
  • Submitted on Parole Amendment Bill
  • Submitted on Judicature Modernisation Bill
  • Bail Amendment Bill Introduced
  • Victims of Crime Reform Bill Introduced
  • 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).
  • Submitted regarding Policing Bill (Tasers).
  • Submitted regarding Compensating Victims of Crime ($50 Offender Levy).
  • Inquiry into Legal Aid by Government.
 
2001
SST Founded by Garth & Anne McVicar
2001
SST Awarded National Trust of the Year
2001
SST Still Advocating for Victims of Crime in NZ
  • 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).
  • $50 Offender Levy introduced
  • Submitted regarding Enhancing Victim’s Rights
  • Landmark Court Case (RSA victim won right to sue Corrections Department).
 
  • Submitted regarding Policing Bill (Tasers).
  • Submitted regarding Compensating Victims of Crime ($50 Offender Levy).
  • Inquiry into Legal Aid by Government.
 
  • Submitted on Young Offenders (Serious Crimes) Bill 2007
  • Submitted on the Criminal Proceeds Recovery Bill (confiscation of gang assets).
 
  • Victims’ Charter introduced.
  • SST awarded National Trust of the Year.
  • Further Government inquiry into Victims’ rights.
  • Prisoner and Victims’ Claims Bill introduced ensuring offenders do not benefit financially from their crimes.
  • Submitted on Parole and Sentencing Reform Bill.
  • Put Victims’ Rights on political radar & gave homicide Victims’ families the opportunity to present to Parliament.
  • SST was founded.
  • Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill passed, increasing the sentence for the worst murders from 10 to 17 years.
     
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