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
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:
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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.
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.