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Kia Ora

JustSpeak is a non-partisan network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.

JustSpeak aims to empower young people from all walks of life to think independently and speak out about justice issues that they care about or affect them.

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Child Poverty and Injustice

Child Poverty and Injustice

This is the first in a series of blogs written by JustSpeak interns about the relationships they are developing with other community organisations interested in social justice. “Safety and security don’t just happen; they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of […]


Sex offender registries: No safer for being scared

As a child, I was moved from a sleepy little village in Cambridge, England to the sprawling suburban metropolis of San Diego, California. The adjustment to American culture as an eight year old child had a profound effect on me that would forever shape my view of the criminal justice system. Childhood in Cambridge was […]

Sex offender registry legal discussion by Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sex Offender Registry discussion

On Sunday, JustSpeak attended the Sensible Sentencing Trust’s launch of their ‘Protect That Child Project’, advocating for the abolishment of name suppression for sex offenders and a public sex offender registry in Aotearoa. In addition to the line-up from the SST, Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s Kim Workman and Dr Gwenda Willis, a clinical psychologist who […]