FACAA is preparing a submission to improve sentences handed down to those who commit family homicide. We want your opinions on what sentences family killers should receive, this is your chance to help us change the laws yet again !
So once again FACAA’s incredibly successful legal reform campaign the Julia’s Justice campaign, has been asked to prepare a submission for the NSW Legal reform council. This time we are putting forward ideas to change sentences that are being handed down for homicide. Our focus will be on domestic and family violence based homicides.
We have until March to prepare this submission so we will be doing it right ! There will be several writers working together to get the voices of the FACAA members heard loud and clear in a way the sentencing council can’t possibly ignore !
Everytime the Julia’s Justice campaign has put a submission in we have helped change laws without fail ! To say that I am proud of this program is a massive understatement ! This is truly FACAA’s legacy program, having already helped to change over a dozen laws nationally including the legendary Children’s champions program.
So how can you our awesome members help ? Well, we want your ideas, we want your voices heard by those in power. What do you want the sentences to be for family and domestic violence, especially when a homicide takes place.
Please don’t just write “Kill em all” or “hang em high”. We understand your sentiments but the Government will want more. Perhaps think about some of the previous sentences handed down for family killers, if you have time, do some research.
Should suspected murderers be given bail, or should they be remanded in prison?
Do you think sentences are long enough?
Do you think there should be special provisions when a child is killed ?
Do you think the sentences should be served consecutively or concurrently?
Say 2 people are murdered and the killer receives 20 years for each murder, at the moment they would serve them concurrently which means serving them both at the same time, so in effect they would only serve 10 years. If the law stated they should serve them consecutively, one after the other, they would serve 20 years for each murder. 40 years behind bars.
Do you think offenders should be eligible for parole after a specified time?
Whatever it is that you want said please either comment below, or if you prefer inbox us, or even email us (Info@Facaaus.org ).
We will bring everyone’s ideas to the table and discuss them compiling our eventual list of recommendations from your ideas. We will then take them to the sentencing council. There is no limit to how many recommendations we can or will make, so please don’t be afraid to let us know what you think !
We want your voice to be heard and together we can make the changes needed to bring justice back to our legal system.
Here we go again FACAA, once again we’ve been asked to help shape the future of this nation and once again we want to hear from each and every one of you !
We are the voice for the voiceless and we will have your voices heard ! Help us change the sentencing laws !
What sentences do you want handed down for those who murder their families ?
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