A violent criminal killed our daughter while out on parole.
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Victorian Government

A violent criminal killed our daughter while out on parole.

    1. Petition by

      Andy, Gilly and Daniel Corp

      Australia

Breaking news: The Victorian Government has agreed to reform parole laws and will look to pass these in the next three weeks. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us in this campaign. You can read more in the media here

 

Since July 2008, more than a dozen people in Victoria - most of them young women - have been murdered by parolees.

Our beautiful daughter and sister, Elsa Corp, was one of those tragic victims of a failed legal system.

Elsa was just 26 and had the world at her feet. But on February 1st, 2010, Elsa went on a blind date with David Patrick Clifford. She was bashed, stabbed and strangled in what the judge said was a “prolonged vicious attack”.

Imagine our horror when we learnt that Clifford was a violent criminal who had been released into the community by the Parole Board just two weeks earlier - even though he had already breached parole and a suspended sentence following other earlier convictions and was awaiting sentence over the bashing of a bar owner.

This loophole in the law is costing lives and tearing families apart. But there is hope.

The Victorian Government has said it will consider changing the State’s parole laws. If we can show that the community cares about this issue, they’ll be forced to act.

Sign our petition to ask the Victorian Government for:

NO bail for parolees charged with new offences of violence, sexual offending or use of a weapon,
MANDATORY cancellation of parole when charges are laid for an offence of an equal or more serious nature, to be reviewed within a week by the board;
NO parole on conviction for new offences for parolees; and
POLICE officers with knowledge of the new offences to report to the board at the parolee’s hearings.

Together, we can fight to change the law to protect other families from the pain we’ve been through. Please sign our petition.

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    • Dennis Wyatt AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      THIS IS A JUST AND REASONABLE CALL FOR LAW REFORM!

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    • Michael Niemira AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Come on, government. So many cases where it's OBVIOUS the guy is going to do it again - and he STILL walks free. Jail is for the protection of the innocent. Keep people who are going to do it again locked up.

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    • ray knox AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      sensless

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    • Jacinta Pam AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Criminals need a deep psychologist rehabilitation when in jail, some deserve to stay in jail and not fit for the general public.

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    • Ralph Graham EPPING, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      This has to put right once and for all

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