OIA request- Ministry of Justice Expert Panel for Domestic Violence

john luke made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: john luke

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I noted from the DPMC website:
"PRESTON-THOMAS, Mrs Dawn Frances (Danni), JP For services to counselling and victim support. Mrs Danni Preston-Thomas has provided thirty-four years of volunteer service to vulnerable members of the Auckland community, including individuals with mental health concerns and victims of crime. A qualified counsellor with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, Mrs Preston-Thomas worked as a manager of Orewa Victim Support for the Rodney Police district from 1993 to 2003. Since 1983, she volunteered with the Auckland branch of Lifeline, New Zealand’s main provider of twenty-four hour helpline services, as a telephone and face-to-face counsellor. She was also a supervision group leader, assisting with the selection and training of new counsellors, and sat on a number of committees with the organisation. She is the longest serving accredited Restorative Justice facilitator with the Waitakere Restorative Justice Community Trust, volunteering in this role since 2004 when she was one of the first facilitators to undergo training. She now has a specialist endorsement from the Ministry of Justice to work on family violence cases, and leads family violence referrals. As a facilitator, she has run hundreds of restorative justice conferences, prepared court reports, and trained other volunteers. Mrs Preston-Thomas served on the Trust’s board for seven years and was a member of the Ministry of Justice Expert Panel for Domestic Violence."

I would like to understand how many people has been endorsement from the Ministry of Justice to work on family violence cases and their name and bio. Also what is the requirements for the Ministry to endorse someone from the public.

Also, how many people are on the Ministry of Justice Expert Panel for Domestic Violence and I would like to request their name and bio, their term of appointments, expert panel term of reference and how is the Ministry call for nomination from the public, how much money each member been paid for attend meeting or provide advice.

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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