Victim meetings and submissions are an important part of the decision making process for the New Zealand Parole Board.
What victims say assists the Board in its decisions on whether to release an offender.
The Board is required under the Parole Act to give due weight in its decision making process to any submission from victims and any restorative justice outcomes.
If you want to share something, whether it's small or large - it could make a difference.
A guide to a victim meeting
Registered victims are entitled to make an oral submission to the Board. This is a guide on that process.