Budget 2017 announced $37.2 million to reduce the harm caused by family violence.
The funding will be used across four initiatives:
- $22.4 million will extend the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots running in Christchurch and Waikato, which have already supported more that 28,000 people, for another two years
- $9 million over four years for a pilot where facilitators will support whānau to access appropriate help to end violent behaviour and restore their relationships and cultural connections
- $4 million over two years to continue the E Tū Whānau Community Action Fund which helps hard-to-reach whānau reduce violence and improve wellbeing
- $1.8 million to extend the community-based Gang Action Plan pilots through to June 2018 aimed at breaking down intergenerational gang life and reducing the social harm caused to whānau.
Justice Minister Amy Adams said extending the ISR pilots a further two years will enable thousands more families to be supported.
“We will also get a better picture of the nature of family violence in New Zealand so we can make more informed decisions about how to reduce the harm it causes,” Ms Adams said.
- Ministers’ press release (external link)
- Budget 2017 (external link)
- Visit E Tū Whānau’s website (external link)
- Read more about the ISR pilot (external link)