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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.

Latest Posts


Waitangi Day: Justice and heavy injustice

On Waitangi Day this year some JustSpeak volunteers and I decided to travel up and attend the commemorations for the first time. In the ensuing two days, we learned about water rights, met some inspiring rangatahi leading a conversation around constitutional transformation, we attended a beautiful dawn service on the lower marae silhouetted against the […]


JustSpeak Volunteer Achievements 2014 – What a year!

  Congratulations to JustSpeak’s nationwide team of amazing volunteers, and a huge thanks to our thousands of supporters who are committed to creating a more just Aotearoa. It is incredibly important for us to work together to maintain a durable, evidence and experience-based voice in New Zealand’s criminal justice conversation. We thank every single one […]


Women in Prisons Forum Wellington

JustSpeak is holding a forum on Women in Prisons to kick off our next “Bras Behind Bars” appeal! Come along to St. John’s in the City, 170 Willis St. Wellington, to hear from Ann Abraham, manager of Arohata prison, and other leading experts on the issues, rights and experiences of women in prisons in New […]