LAW AND ORDER

LAW AND ORDER

“National is focused on keeping the public safe and reducing crime.” L AW AND ORDER BUDGET 2016 www.national.org.nz OUR NEXT STEPS National is com...

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“National is focused on keeping the public safe and reducing crime.”

L AW AND ORDER BUDGET 2016

www.national.org.nz

OUR NEXT STEPS

National is committed to remaining tough on criminals and putting victims at the heart of the justice system.

The Government’s investment in law and order underpins our commitment to delivering core services to keep New Zealanders safe, hold criminals to account, and provide better access to justice.

A PLAN THAT’S WORKING

Proper support and oversight in our communities goes a long way in preventing crime and stopping people from reoffending.

We are focused on crime prevention, rehabilitation, reducing re-offending, and better protecting victims of family violence.

BUDGET 2016 $837 million over the next four years, plus $56 million in 2015/16. $280 million to support our Police and the good work they do preventing crime in our communities. $8.2 million for the child protection offenders register to keep Kiwi children safer. $96 million to make it easier for low-income Kiwis to get the advice they need from legal aid lawyers and community law centres. $19.7 million for Crown prosecutions to ensure serious offenders continue to be held to account. $356 million to help Corrections manage a rising prison population, maintain public safety, and reduce reoffending. $208 million to justice and courts – the largest increase in almost a decade.

600

more Police on the beat.

53,000

fewer crimes since June 2011.

52%

fewer children and young people and 36 per cent fewer adults have appeared in court since 2010.

OVER

referrals to the Out of Gate post-release support programme for short-serving prisoners and remandees to help them stay crime-free.

6000 OVER

4500

prisoners accessed alcohol and drug treatment in 2014/15 compared to 500 in 2008/09 – a positive step to reduce the chances of reoffending.

NEW

disclosure scheme allowing Police to release a person’s violent criminal past to a concerned partner or friend to help protect them.

NEW

Gang Intelligence Centre to gather and compile intelligence for Police, Customs, and other agencies to support the fight against organised crime.

UP TO

1000

victims of family violence kept safe each year in their own homes with the National Home Safety Service.

MORE INFORMATION www.national.org.nz/budget2016

Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Rt Hon John Key MP, Executive Wing, Parliament, Molesworth St, Wellington.

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