Victims at the heart of the criminal justice system

An effective justice system relies on victims.

Governments have responsibilities to victims

The government has a responsibility to understand the effect of the criminal justice system on victims, and to do what it can to respond, and to influence others.

Victims have rights in New Zealand

The Victims Code of Rights sets out how people can expect to be treated when they’re a victim of crime.

Victims have different needs

Agencies and providers should apply the principles of the Code to each victim taking into account that victim’s particular needs.

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