On 4-5 March 2019 the Chief Victims Advisor held the Strengthening the Criminal justice System for Victims workshop. Around 150 victims, victim’s advocates, academics, lawyers, judges and government officials attended this workshop to discuss how to improve the criminal justice system for victims. This workshop was held as part of the wider Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata, Safe and Effective Justice reform programme. Dr McGregor gave a speech at the start of the workshop welcoming the participants, highlighting the many gaps in the system for victims and providing the framework for the two day workshop ahead.

Dr McGregor was a panel speaker at the 2016 Victims Conference in Victoria, Australia where she spoke about her role and New Zealand’s initiatives to face internationally common issues for victims engaging with the criminal justice system.

Dr McGregor accepted a taonga from Victim Support as 1 of 4 kaitiaki of victims’ rights at the 30 year celebration of Victim Support.

Media releases and publications relating to Chief Victims Advisor

Welcoming increased support for family violence services in Budget 2020/21 [PDF, 191 KB]

Te Tangi o te Manawanui – Recommendations for Reform - 12 December 2019 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Report: Child Witnesses in the New Zealand Criminal Courts: Issues, Responses, Opportunities - 9 December 2019 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Survey shows criminal justice system is failing victims - 7 August 2019

Chief Victims Advisor calls for greater support for victims of crime - 20 May 2019

Chief Victims Advisor appointment extended - 30 June 2017(external link)

Chief Victims Advisor marks one year in inaugural role

Chief Victims Advisor marks first 12 months on the job – beehive.govt.nz(external link)

Announcement of the sexual violence services funding boost of $46 million over the next 4 years – newstalkzb.co.nz(external link)

Support of Integrated Safety Response pilot – victimsinfo.govt.nz(external link)

White Ribbon Day puts spotlight on family violence – beehive.govt.nz(external link)

Appointment to the Chief Victims Advisor role – beehive.govt.nz(external link)

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