Projects tagged with Law & Justice
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Social Work Now, Issue 27, pages 13-18 The establishment of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) by the Ministry of Justice in July 2002 heralded a new way of handling youth justice. Reflecting both the national and international push for coordinated services and interagency collaboration...
Social Work Now, Issue 27, pages 6-12 In 1989, new legislation resulted in a new youth justice system for New Zealand that is now recognised as the first formal adoption by the legal system in any country of a system of justice based on restorative principles and practice. It also...
The main purpose of the current research was to develop a tool for the collection of information about CCU offenders. Obviously, such a tool would need to collect information about offender demographics, offence related behaviour and judicial processing. However, in order to determine what other data should be collected by this...
with: Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Ministry of Justice: MoJ, Department of Corrections, NZ Police, Child, Youth and Family: CYF (MSD),
Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice is a cross-departmental research project aimed at identifying factors associated with effective outcomes in the youth justice system and assessing the extent to which the goals of the Children, Youth Persons and Their Families Act 1989 are being met. The research...
The report presents the findings of the first comprehensive national survey of the views of a sample of adult New Zealanders about crime and the criminal justice system’s response to crime. A random sample of 1500 adult New Zealanders responded to a range of questions, including questions about the relative seriousness of some...
It is important that the Māori perspective is taken into account when family law policy and Family Courts processes are being developed. The Ministry of Justice and the Department for Courts accordingly commissioned this research as part of the review of the Guardianship Act 1968. The objective of the research was to provide...
The Domestic Violence 1995 Act 42 day ‘rules’, and the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 60 day ‘rule’
The Department for Courts commissioned research to investigate the reasons why the 42 day ‘rule’ in the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (DVA) and the 60 day ‘rule ‘ in the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 (CYPFA) are not always met in the Family Court. This research, based on interviews with key...
There is considerable interest in reoffending by released prisoners. This paper presents information on the prior and post conviction histories of the 22,340 inmates released from prison between 1995 and 1998. More than a third (37%) of inmates were reconvicted of some offence within six months of release, while more than half (...
There is disquiet among some members of the public who perceive that offenders who abuse children are given lighter sentences than offenders who abuse adults. Their concerns were brought to the fore in October 2000 when a woman was sentenced to four months imprisonment for dousing her ten-year-old foster son in petrol and...
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