Men's community outreach service piloted in North Canterbury

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Christchurch Women’s Refuge has secured funding to undertake an innovative, new community outreach service for men who have committed, or are considered likely to commit, family violence. The 12-month pilot project, developed in conjunction with North Canterbury Police, Relationship Services, He Waka Tapu, Battered Women’s Trust and Waimakariri District Council, will establish new Family Support Worker roles to contact men named on Police reports of family violence. These workers will proactively engage with men who perpetrate family violence to initiate a process that aims to reduce risk for women and children while offering men the opportunity and support to begin their own journey of recovery.

Read more in The Advocate Autumn 2012

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