Announcing Our Law and Order Policy
As the first New Zealand political party dedicated to immigrants our mandate is equality for all New Zealanders. But this can't be achieved when our current justice system is failing us. Our community and many people around our country don't feel safe. With minimal sentencing and increasing number of repeat offenders crime rates continue to climb.
The most pressing issue facing our people is law and order and as such our party's constitution is strongly focussed on crime. Our Law and Order policy is the top priority leading with our 3-5 year plan which includes creating a system where criminals are scared to commit a crime. The approach to criminality needs to be viewed on a long-term basis with a strong emphasis on rehabilitation culminating with assistance back into the workforce.
“The current Parole Board process is not working. Criminals are being sentenced for six months, getting out after two months, then reoffending. This must change – we need new guidelines. With 11,000 more burglaries occurring under this government, we need to get tougher”, says Party Leader Roshan Nauhira.
New Zealanders need to feel safe in their own homes. We are working towards safer communities, job growth and decreased crime rates.
REDUCING REOFFENDING WITH REHABILITATION
A key part of our party's Law and Order policy highlights the crucial role that rehabiliation plays in the reduction of crime. One of our policy recommendation is to sit down with the Police Commissioner, the Police department, the Justice Department and leading rehabilitation specialists. Implementing a plan with a strong focus on the importance of reintroducing offenders back into the workforce is key to improving the system that is not working.
A longterm approach is required to prevent offenders returning to crime. Our policy to restore equilibrium to this country's law and order focusses on real rehabilitation.
“Partnering with local Mt Roskill businessnes offering employment to prisoners ready for release is key to our strategy. I am personally prepared to offer my support through my own company and I call on other businesses to join me”, says Mr Nauhria.
Reintegrating offenders back into society and the workforce successfully will require a collaborative effort. Mr Nauhria recommends working with NZ Department for Corrections and the Ministry of Social Development in a bid to see if funds can be allocated to both individuals and the businesses. He also wants to see on the job training opportunities with local bodies such as the Auckland Council.
“Investment in re-training is also important. New Zealand has a shortage of truck drivers, plumbers, and carpenters. Working with local bodies such as Auckland Council is key to our re-integration programme”, says Mr Nauhria.