Transforming to a prison-free society

John Buttle

In 2011 New Zealand had the seventh highest incarceration rate out of 34 countries outstripping those in the European jurisdictions and Australia, making far-fetched the claims that New Zealand’s criminal justice system is soft on crime. New Zealand currently incarcerates around 10,200 people with the cost of keeping each individual

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Ruth Herbert

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse and neglect (CAN) are at epidemic proportions in New Zealand and are undoubtedly two of our most critical social issues. Despite a plethora of reports, a strong legislative framework and the efforts of successive governments and many NGOs that have strategised and delivered