Quick Exit

Cooper Legal has acted for at least 30 survivors from Marylands School, St Joseph’s Orphanage and Hebron Trust. Sonja Cooper and Sam Benton will give evidence about the abuse their clients experienced and their clients’ experiences seeking redress with the Police, the Ministry of Social Development and the St John of God order.   

Witness statement of Sonja Cooper and Sam Benton of Cooper for Marylands School public hearing

PDF, 26 MB

So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako