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New compensation guidelines for people who have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned have been issued today by the Minister of Justice, following Cabinet’s approval.The new guidelines are intended to be clearer, fairer, up to date and more straightforward to apply.Previous guidelines to aid the exercise of Cabinet’s discretion were adopted in...
The Ministry of Justice partnered with GirlBoss NZ to support the development of kōtiro with a passion for law, policy and government.
A one-off extension to the Victim Assistance Scheme will financially support more victims of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks to travel to attend sentencing.
New Protection Order Information at Service packs for respondents and protected people are being rolled out across Aotearoa this week.
Most New Zealanders feel safe, says a new report from the Ministry’s research team, Social Wellbeing and Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System.
Referendums brochures undergo reprint
The Criminal Cases Review Commission was launched in Hamilton on 1 July 2020.
Family Court changes come into effect 1 July 2020.
Services for participants at the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court, Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, were not disrupted during COVID-19.
New figures from the Ministry’s New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS) (link to report) show worryingly low levels of reporting of sexual violence - 94% p
A Budget initiative to strengthen the Family Court will help ensure parents and whānau are well-supported in a time of distress.
Budget 2020 initiatives will deliver investment to the Family Court, Community Law Centres Whānau Protect services and improvements to court properties.
Joint Venture Budget 2020 investment in family violence and sexual violence responses
How the Ministry of Justice is preparing for COVID-19.
From Friday 28 February 2020 Kiwibank will stop cheque use.
Many Central and Upper North Island sites will be closed.
People who've been affected by family violence speak out about their experiences
The Government has announced its initial response to recent reports on the criminal justice system.
Māori make up 26 percent of the most highly victimised people, according to the Ministry’s latest report Highly Victimised People.
The Ministry of Justice has released New Zealand’s first National Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Strategy.