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Submission on the Arms Legislation Bill, 23 October 2019

Victim Support welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the Arms Legislation Bill to improve the safety and well-being of New Zealanders.  We strongly support this legislation

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Victims’ Voices

The key message from Victim Support’s research Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences of New Zealand Serious Crime Victims is that victims need to know that they genuinely matter in our justice system.

Based on in-depth interviews with serious crime victims, the research shows:

  • The current justice system is failing to deliver justice to victims and is eroding their faith in it;
  • Victims’ definitions of justice are more a set of values rather than an outcome, but these are largely absent from the current system;
  • Victims face barriers of fear, exclusion, and unfairness to participation and finding justice in the system;
  • Victims’ needs are not consistently met in the justice system;
  • Support was the most important justice need. While most victims were highly satisfied with the support from individuals and support agencies, there is an urgent need for support to be found within the justice system as a whole;
  • Underpinning these barriers and unmet needs is a perception among victims that the justice system does not genuinely care about them.

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Speed  limits Bylaw 2019 consultation

About Brake

Brake is a road safety charity with global interests, and branches in the UK and New Zealand. It approaches road safety and sustainable travel using the Vision Zero method. That is to say, the charity considers that all deaths and injuries on roads are unacceptable, and eliminating carbon emissions from transport, which is the largest contributing carbon sector, should be approached with equal zeal. Brake’s vision is a world where people can move around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair.


Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. It does this through national campaigns, community activities, services for employers and fleet professionals, and coordination of national Road Safety Week.

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Family Court Rewrite

Victim Support is part of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot programmes in Christchurch and Waikato – a multi agency response to family harm offering holistic support for both victims and perpetrators.

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