Drive Social Change

Get involved and really make a difference!

We are always looking for people interested in social change to join us in letting the government know what we think needs to change. Numbers count – the more submissions received, the more likely the government is to listen.

View submissions we are currently working on.

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Justice for Victims  Too

1. Read the Law Commission proposals: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/our-projects/alternative-models-prosecuting-and-trying-criminal-cases

HELP supports most, but in particular:

  • An independent advocate for the victim through the entire process – what we do from rape crisis and HELP centres
  • Specialist courts with trained judges and lawyers
  • Changing the fact finder to a judge and 2 trained but lay jurors and requirement for written justification for the verdict
  • Judge-led questioning
  • A treatment court
  • An alternative model of justice eg restorative justice as provided by Project Restore

2. Contact Minister of Justice Amy Adams and let her know what you want a.adams@ministers.govt.nz

3. Contact your MP and let them know what you want http://haveyoursay.org.nz/home.php

4. Invite friends and colleagues to do the same  

Contact us to join our list of people we contact when a submission is called for, or for other activities leading to change.