New Zealand Law Society - Justice advocate Kim Workman receives honorary doctorate

Justice advocate Kim Workman receives honorary doctorate

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One of New Zealand's well-known authorities on criminal justice reform and corrections policy, Kim Workman, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Victoria University. 

photo of Kim Workman 
Kim Workman. 

Of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitaane descent, Dr Workman has held numerous positions in the criminal justice sector throughout his 57-year career and continues to be a nationwide spokesman for just, humane and effective criminal justice strategies. 

Following three decades in the public sector, Dr Workman became the national director of Prison Fellowship New Zealand, co-launched the nationally significant Rethinking Crime and Punishment project, and more recently was involved in establishing Justspeak, a national youth movement advocating positive reform in the criminal justice system. 

Dr Workman was conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature on 19 May.