Judges to get reports on offenders’ family violence history from stuff.co.nz, 08/26/2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

img-icon-newsIn New Zealand: defendants in domestic violence cases will soon have their family violence history laid bare before judges when they are considered for bail.

The programme aims to protect victims well known to offenders in domestic violence cases from further harm.

Until now, Adams said the process was “sporadic” and it was up to the police prosecutor to put relevant information before a judge. If police decided not to oppose bail sometimes that information was not provided.

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