Speeches

Dr McGregor spoke at the Napier Pilot City Trust Unity Day about victims’ experiences in the criminal justice system and some of the improvements she has  seen develop since she gave her recommendations to government on how to reform the criminal justice system for victims.

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.

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