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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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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 […]

Verbatim HERO


We’re bringing VERBATIM back, starting with a gala extravaganza in Auckland! Fundraising gala event details here. Following last year’s sell-out season across Auckland, Wellington and Mangere, JustSpeak is thrilled to be co-producing a national tour of VERBATIM with Last Tapes Theatre Company. We’re going to be touring from the top of the North Island to the bottom […]