About the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse


Families, whānau and relationships are healthy, respectful and free from violence.


To provide access to high quality research and information on family and whānau violence.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is operated by the University of Auckland, under a contract funded by the Ministry of Justice.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse was launched in 2005 in association with Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy. Te Rito was developed in 2002 as a plan of action to reduce and eliminate family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2015, we held an event to mark 10 years of the Clearinghouse.


Co-Directors             Associate Professor Janet Fanslow
  Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
Manager/Community Lead  Nicola Paton
Information Specialist Gay Richards
Information Assistant Megan Sety
IT Specialists NIHI team

Academic Advisory Group

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow University of Auckland
Associate Professor Robyn Dixon University of Auckland
Associate Professor Nicola Atwool University of Otago
Dr Fuafiva Fa'alau University of Auckland
Professor Jane Koziol-McLain Auckland University of Technology
Professor Tracey McIntosh University of Auckland
Professor Mandy Morgan Massey University
Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki University of Waikato

Sector Advisory Group

Fleur De Bes New Zealand Police
Sheryl Hann Ministry of Justice
Dr Moana Eruera Independent
Dr Ang Jury, Natalie Thorburn National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges
Tim Marshall Tauawhi Men's Centre
Farida Sultana Shakti Community Council
Miranda Ritchie Ministry of Health Violence Intervention Programme
Nicola Woodward Aviva Family Violence Services

Publications and Resources

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publications are available on the Publications page. Information about the Library and links to external websites are available on the Resources page.

More information about the work of the Clearinghouse is also available in the Overview and Highlights reports produced in 2015 and 2017.

Social media

NZFVC's social media policy sets out our approach to social media and moderation.


The logo used for this website was originally designed for the Te Rito Strategy by Justine Maynard. It depicts a foetus surrounded by whānau, hapū, iwi, communities, significant others and society as a whole.