In August 2018 Justice Minister Andrew Little held a Criminal Justice summit.
The proposed reforms the Justice minister wants to bring in to law include releasing more accused on bail and reducing the prison muster by 30% over 15 years, but Minister Little and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis have been very vague about how they intend to achieve this. They will no doubt also try again to repeal the Three Strikes Law. We believe if his reforms go ahead it is very likely more crimes will be committed, and more victims created.
Remember, the victims who had their choices taken away from them and the lifelong consequences and pain inflicted by the offender. No more birthdays, no Christmas’s, their hopes and aspirations snuffed out, their future stolen and families torn apart. That is the reality for the victims and their families, living with the consequences of an offenders’ actions!
Please, take the time to read the stories of the victims of some of the most heinous crimes committed and what these people have to live with as a consequence.
We encourage you to have your say about the proposed changes. You can email Justice Minister Andrew Little on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, help us to help the victims.