News

News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

June 2016

Elder Abuse Week 15-22 June 2016; research and resources on elder abuse - 7 Jun, 2016
World Elder Abuse Day will be marked on 15 June and Elder Abuse Week from 15-22...
New NZFVC Issues Paper: Research on risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence - 7 Jun, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has published Issues Paper 10, on...
New bill introduces some reforms to Child, Youth and Family - 3 Jun, 2016
The Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age...
NZ Defence Force progresses Action Plan to address harmful sexual behaviour - 2 Jun, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has established an expert panel to address...
New grants to support community sector leadership and social enterprise - 2 Jun, 2016
Social enterprise and community sector leadership organisations can now apply...
NetSafe appointed as key agency for online harassment; information and support for victims - 2 Jun, 2016
NetSafe has been appointed as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital...
Te Puāwaitanga o te Kākano research: Māori views and understandings of sexual violence - 1 Jun, 2016
In 2009, Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned work to explore Māori views and...

May 2016

2016 Budget: No new family violence money, Family Violence Networks refunded - 30 May, 2016
The 2016 Budget was announced on 26 May, with no new funding for family...
Australian campaign calls for family law reform to prioritise safety - 25 May, 2016
Women's Legal Services Australia is leading a campaign calling on political...
New report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities - 23 May, 2016
A new report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities in Aotearoa...
Lead up to Budget 2016 - Govt announces funding cuts, increases and reprioritising - 23 May, 2016
In the lead up to the 2016 Budget, the Government has announced significant...
Family violence researcher Murray Straus dies - 23 May, 2016
Professor Murray Straus, "founder of the field of family violence research"...
Inquest into youth suicides finds exposure to family violence - 23 May, 2016
Coroner Carla na Nagara has released findings from a joint inquest into the...
Consultation open on first NZ Health Research Strategy - 23 May, 2016
The Ministry of Health, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and...
Standards, resources and tools to support evaluation in Aotearoa New Zealand - 16 May, 2016
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) has published a set of...
Law Commission recommends law change for victims who commit homicide - 12 May, 2016
The Law Commission has released its final report on the legal response to...
Government announces future of social sector trials - 9 May, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced future plans for the 16...
Technology innovations to support victims of violence and abuse - 9 May, 2016
Two domestic violence organisations have teamed up with business partners to...
NZFVC user survey - we want to hear from you! - 9 May, 2016
We are seeking feedback to improve our services through an online survey. We...
Updated Clearinghouse bibliography on working with perpetrators - 5 May, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publishes bibliographies which...
Pilot programme giving judges additional information to be expanded - 5 May, 2016
In 2015, the government launched a pilot programme to give judges a defendant's...
"Investment Approach" to Justice outlined - family violence - 4 May, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has outlined how the Government plans to apply the...
CDC publishes strategies for violence prevention based on best available evidence - 2 May, 2016
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed two...

April 2016

Joint statement from NZ and Australia police on family violence - 28 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has joined Police Commissioners from...
Update on Police piloting video statements for family violence victims - 21 Apr, 2016
New Zealand Police in Palmerston North have been piloting recording family...
Public consultation on new Youth Service information sharing agreement - 21 Apr, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development's Youth Service is expanding to include...
Consultation open on NZ Disability Strategy - 18 Apr, 2016
The Office for Disability Issues is leading a process to revise the New Zealand...
Government announces new multi-agency family violence pilot in Christchurch - 14 Apr, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced the launch of an Integrated Safety...
UN committees release documents on NZ's performance on human rights - 11 Apr, 2016
Two United Nations committees which monitor human rights have recently released...
Government announces reforms to Child, Youth and Family - 8 Apr, 2016
The Government has announced its initial plans for "major state care reforms...
Victoria Royal Commission into Family Violence tables report with 227 recommendations - 7 Apr, 2016
The Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria, Australia has tabled its...
Government supports select committee recommendations on sexual violence services - 6 Apr, 2016
The Government has responded to the Social Service Select Committee report on...
Sexual violence, social media, students and schools - court decision, IPCA statement, media - 1 Apr, 2016
A number of reports of sexually abusive behaviour by school aged young men have...

March 2016

It's not OK releases new toolkit for community champions campaigns - 24 Mar, 2016
The It's not OK Campaign has released a toolkit to support local communities ...
Social Services Committee reports on Child Sex Offender register - 21 Mar, 2016
The Social Services Committee has reviewed the Child Protection (Child Sex...
NZ Defence Force launches action plan to address harmful sexual behaviour - 17 Mar, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has announced Operation RESPECT, an action...
Govt announces new Better Public Services measure on family violence - 17 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced a new Better Public Services (BPS)...
Shine to merge with Presbyterian Support Northern - 17 Mar, 2016
Shine and Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) have announced that Shine with...
Ministry of Justice appoints Dr Ian Lambie as Science Advisor - 14 Mar, 2016
The Ministry of Justice has appointed Dr Ian Lambie as the inaugural justice...
Corrections to advise CYF if prisoner convicted of child abuse is released - 14 Mar, 2016
Corrections Minister Judith Collins has announced a new process under which...

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