The District Court has released the evaluation report for the sexual violence court pilot in Auckland and Whangārei. The findings from the evaluation confirm a number of successful outcomes, including shorter wait times for cases to go to trial and reduced trauma to complainants (victims/survivors). Key findings from theContinue Reading In the latest twist to a saga that has gripped Chile, Francis said Barros, who is accused of protecting a notorious paedophile, would remain in his place in the diocese of Osorno because there currently was no credible evidence against him Last Thursday, a Chilean reporter managed to getContinue Reading Every few days another piece of research evidence or personal testimony heaps criticism on the ineffectiveness of our prison system in reducing reoffending. The latest is Corrections’ failure to meet its 2017 goal of reducing reoffending by 25%: there has only been a 4.5% reduction. Taxpayers now spend aContinue Reading “More than 53% children in India have faced sexual abuse,” said Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit S Shah. Feelings of fear and unease are compounded by parents are relatives who blame young survivors of abuse or guardians who cannot or will not take action against abusers. In aContinue Reading

.@amyadamsMP: "I will not see a justice system where young people are guilty until proven innocent". — TVNZ's Breakfast (@BreakfastonOne) October 30, 2014 New Justice Minister @amyadamsMP says we can always do better when it comes to dealing with the court process for sexual assault victims. — TVNZ's Breakfast (@BreakfastonOne)Continue Reading