The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publishes bibliographies which provide a guide to research...

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In 2015, the government launched a pilot programme to give judges a defendant's family violence history...

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Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined how the Government plans to apply the Social...

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed two technical packages to help...

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New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has joined Police Commissioners from across Australia in...

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New Zealand Police in Palmerston North have been piloting recording family violence victims' statements on...

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The Ministry of Social Development's Youth Service is expanding to include youth aged 18 and 19. As a...

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Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced the launch of an Integrated Safety Response pilot. The...

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Two United Nations committees which monitor human rights have recently released documents related to New...

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Welcome to the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Message from the Co-Directors

"Family violence is a long-standing and complex problem. It has contributing factors from multiple levels of society. Family violence is preventable, however this will require long-term commitment and sustained action across many sectors. Along the way, we will continue to need high quality responses to those who have experienced violence, and those who have perpetrated it.  

Given both the complexity and the urgency of the problem, there is a critical need to ensure that we respond based on the best available information and evidence. This can save time and resources from being spent on activities that are detrimental, or ineffective.

Information and evidence in the field is still emerging. Further research investment is required as we continue to work toward answers. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a platform for accessible, high quality information about what is currently known, and an ‘institutional memory’ for what has been tried in the past."

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
School of Population Health School of Nursing
University of Auckland University of Auckland
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