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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.

April 2016

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...
Family violence organisations required to have Child Protection Policies - 14 Mar, 2016
The Government is requiring more organisations that work with vulnerable...
Law Commission recommends making non-fatal strangulation a specific crime - 10 Mar, 2016
The Law Commission has released its report looking at how best to respond to...
Calls to address harassment and provide campus-based violence prevention - 7 Mar, 2016
A group of Dunedin residents has asked the University of Otago to take action...
Marking International Women's Day; resources on gender and violence - 3 Mar, 2016
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March is 'Planet 50-50 by...
New report and government initiatives to address gangs - 3 Mar, 2016
The Government has published a new report and announced two initiatives...
Access to lawyers and family court reforms - 2 Mar, 2016
Radio New Zealand has reported that many people going through to legal...
Summary of submissions on family violence legislative review released - 2 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has released a summary of the almost 500 submissions...

February 2016

Treasury releases report, infographics and online tool on youth at risk - 29 Feb, 2016
The Treasury has released a report, Characteristics of Children at Greater Risk...
Family Violence Death Review Committee report recommends changes in thinking and approach - 25 Feb, 2016
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has released its Fifth...
Salvation Army questions reliability of government data and targets - 23 Feb, 2016
The Salvation Army released its 9th annual State of the Nation report on 17...
Community leadership scholarships available for 2016 - 3 Feb, 2016
Four scholarships are available for non-profit leaders to attend a leadership...

January 2016

New tool on serving survivors with disabilities; NZ Disability Action Plan and Strategy updates - 28 Jan, 2016
The Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety (USA) has...
University of Auckland introduces family violence policy - 27 Jan, 2016
In November 2015, the University of Auckland joined the growing list of New...
Self assessment tool encourages organisations to improve practice - 21 Jan, 2016
The International Center for Research on Women has published a tool which aims...
AUT offers postgraduate Violence and Trauma Studies - 21 Jan, 2016
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is offering a postgraduate programme in...
Government expands use of integrated data, analyses risk for children and youth - 21 Jan, 2016
New analysis of government data, using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI...
New report on Samoan understandings of primary prevention of violence against women - 20 Jan, 2016
The Ministry for Women has published a report on some New Zealand-based Samoan...
Submissions on Bill to prevent child sex offender name changes open - 18 Jan, 2016
The Government is inviting public submissions on a Bill which seeks to prevent...

December 2015

NZFVC closed for holiday break, reopening 11 January 2016 - 23 Dec, 2015
The Clearinghouse is closed for the holiday break from Thursday 24 December...
Police introduce family violence disclosure scheme - 15 Dec, 2015
New Zealand Police have introduced a Family Violence Information Disclosure...
Law Commission publishes report on justice response to victims of sexual violence - 15 Dec, 2015
The Law Commission has published its work on improving the justice response for...
Social Services Committee releases report into sexual violence service funding - 15 Dec, 2015
The Social Services Select Committee has released its report into the funding...
NZFVC advertising for part-time Information Assistant - 14 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) is looking to employ a...
Report on CYF involvement in 'Roast Busters' cases released - 10 Dec, 2015
The Chief Social Worker's review of Child, Youth and Family's involvement with...
New Zealand's Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security - 10 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Government has published a National Action Plan on Women, Peace...

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