Various things presented in court to prove an alleged fact i.e. videos, witness statements.
Extended Supervision Order
Extended supervision orders are issued by a court and allow the Parole Board to set special conditions - like GPS monitoring - for serious offenders, sexual offenders and high risk violent offenders once they are released into the community.
Home detention is when an offender serves their prison sentence, or part of the sentence, at an approved residence. Offenders on home detention wear an electronic device so their movements can be monitored.
When an offender is allowed out of prison to finish their sentence in the community. They must follow certain conditions.
A Parole Board decides whether an offender is ready to be released from prison
A formal answer to a charge given in court e.g. guilty or not guilty.
Police Officer In Charge
Your main contact person with the police for your case.
Report prepared by professionals such as a probation officer to help the Judge decide on a sentence.
Prisoners may be released on parole but remain managed by Corrections for the rest of their life and can be recalled to prison at any time.
The lawyer who presents the case against the person accused of a crime.
A protection order means an offender can be arrested if they hurt, threaten or approach you or your children. You can apply for a protection order if you're in a domestic relationship with the offender. A judge can include a protection order in a sentence
Restorative Justice lets victims tell an offender how they have been affected, have a say in how the harm can be repaired, and begin to resolve some of the effects of the crime. A meeting is called a restorative justice conference.
The consequences of the crime for the offender if they've pleaded or been found guilty.
A statement by the court that provides the person accused of the crime an idea of the type and length of the sentence for their charge/s.
This is when the Judge decides what happens to the offender if they've pleaded or been found guilty.
A crime of a sexual nature or other sexual assault, a crime that resulted in serious injury or death or that led the victim to have ongoing fears for their safety or the safety of one or more of their immediate whānau.
Sexual Assault is a broad term used to cover all types of sexual offending, including rape.
Formal judgement whether someone is guilty or not guilty
Victim Impact Statement
A record of how the crime has affected the victim. This is usually done in writing, but can include photographs, drawings or poems. A judge must consider it when sentencing an offender. The victim can read the statement to the court just before sentencing
Victim Notification Register
A confidential list used by criminal justice agencies to keep victims informed about the offender, such as where the case is in the court process, if there's a temporary release from prison and when the offender is up for parole.
The Victims Code sets out how you can expect to be treated when you are a victim of crime.