On this page, you'll find various reports relating to victims and the criminal justice system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Please noteWhile all care and diligence has been taken in processing, analysing, extracting, and reporting the data and information on this website, Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice and the Chief Victims Advisor give no warranty that it is error free and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the use directly, or indirectly, of the information in these publications.

That’s a Lie - Sexual violence misconceptions, accusations of lying, and other tactics in the cross-examination of child and adolescent sexual violence complainants [PDF, 693 KB]

Witness Familiarisation Report [PDF, 300 KB]

The use of Restorative Justice in Family Violence cases [PDF, 630 KB]

Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Justice, November 2020 [PDF, 274 KB]

Victims Code Report [PDF, 424 KB]

Independent Bodies and Complaints Mechanisms [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Issues paper on implementation of the Victims Rights Act [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Kaupapa Māori responses to violence suffered by wāhine Māori [PDF, 965 KB]

Te Tangi o te Manawanui - Recommendations for Reform [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims - Workshop Playback Report [PDF, 3 MB]

Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims - Survey Report [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Data collected about victims of serious crime [PDF, 548 KB]

Child Witnesses in the NZ criminal courts: issues, responses, opportunities [PDF, 795 KB]