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.
The parole process – a guide for victims / survivors
Parole Board Chair Sir Ron Young talks about how you can participate in the parole process.