Dr Kim McGregor is the inaugural Chief Victims Advisor to Government in New Zealand, and was appointed to this role in November 2015.

The Chief Victims Advisor is an independent ministerial advisor appointed by, and accountable to, the Minister of Justice. The role is part time and is supported by 2 full-time officials in the Ministry of Justice.

The role of the Chief Victims Advisor was established as part of a wider set of government initiatives to address family and sexual violence and support all people who experience crime. The role aims to help victims engage with the criminal justice system by giving the Minister of Justice contestable, independent advice on justice sector-wide strategy and coordination relevant to victims. As an independent ministerial advisor, the role is not to advocate for individual victims, but to focus on identifying themes and areas for improvement for victims in the justice sector, and to promote system improvement.

Contact the Chief Victims Advisor – chiefvictimsadvisor@justice.govt.nz

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