The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published an update on the Community Investment Strategy....

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The Social Services Committee has published a report on their review of the Social Security Legislation...

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Social Development Minister Anne Tolley led a delegation to meet with the UN Committee that oversees the...

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The Ministry of Justice has announced it will close 6 of the 8 legal aid offices in 2017.

The...

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Legislation establishing a child sex offender register has passed its third and final reading in...

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The Government has announced changes coming out of its legislative review of family violence.

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The Treaty Resource Centre has published a new resource to support community organisations in engaging...

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Youth band Manawatūkaha has won 2016's "Yeah, Nah it's not OK" song competition. The annual Eastern Bay of...

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the Australian Department of...

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Parliament recently debated the Evidence Amendment Bill 2015, which proposes reforms to court processes...

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The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on the draft strategy for the health and wellbeing of...

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The government is seeking feedback to help with the development of a disability plan to ensure government...

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An online survey on interventions with perpetrators of family violence is now open.

The survey is...

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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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