Perpetrators still denied help to change violent behaviours despite $203m funding boost

Media release, May 11, 2020 Today‚Äôs pre-Budget funding announcement from the Ministry of Social Development, which included $142m over the next four years to fund services supporting victims of family violence and $16m to help stop perpetrators, has been welcomed by the National Network of Family Violence Services. However, while celebrating the long-overdue funding, Merran Lawler, Kaiarahi (General Manager) of NNFVS (Te …

Govt should address systemic flaws in family violence response system

Media release, Monday 4 May, 2020 A wero has been laid at the feet of the government to address underfunding, systemic racism, sexism and intergenerational trauma in order to effectively address family violence in this country in a damning report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee. This challenge in the Men Who Use Violence report is fully supported by National Network of Family …