JustSpeak is a network of young people speaking to, and speaking up for a new generation of thinkers who want change in our criminal justice system.
Based on evidence and experience, we seek to create a safer and more just Aotearoa by minimising imprisonment, enabling better rehabilitation for offenders, and focusing on the social problems that lead to offending.
By Hannah Gabriel Trans woman Jade Follett is currently imprisoned in Rimutaka Mens Prison near Wellington. She requested to be transferred to the nearby Arohata Womens Prison over two months ago. Queer activist group No Pride in Prisons recently announced that they will be holding a hunger strike until Jade’s transfer request is accepted. Corrections […]
JustSpeak and the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice are running an essay competition on restorative justice and restorative practices for Years 12 and 13 students in the Lower North Island. We want to hear about how your experiences with restorative justice and restorative practice have shaped your understanding of how to address problems in […]
By Hannah Gabriel, JustSpeak National Operations Manager