Auckland Plan targets reduction in family violence

auckland-landscapeThe Auckland Plan sets out the strategic direction for Auckland for the next 30 years. The plan recognises that Auckland Council has a role to play in preventing family and whānau violence, sexual violence and violence against women and children.

Strategic Direction 1 is to "Create a strong, inclusive and equitable society that ensures opportunity for all Aucklanders".

Chapter 1 - Auckland's People includes Directive 1.8: Support integrated measures to prevent family violence and create safe families and whānau (see paragraphs 222 – 224).

Among the 12 targets underpinning this strategy is "By 2020 the number of breaches of the Domestic Violence Act (1995) will have stabilised and by 2040 will have fallen by 40%".

Click here to access the Auckland Plan web page

Read Mental Health Foundation pleased to see action on family violence, Media release, 9 July 2012

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