Registered Victims are entitled to make an oral submission to the Board. This is a guide on that process.
Victim meetings and submissions are an important part of the decision making process.
What victims say assists the Board in making decisions on whether or not to release an offender.
The Board is required under the Parole Act 2002 to give due weight in its decision making process to any submission from victims and the outcome of any restorative justice initiative.
If you want to share something, whether it's small or large you are encouraged to; it could make a difference.
A brief guide for offenders on what happens before, during and after a hearing with the New Zealand Parole Board.