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Budget 2022 funding for family violence and sexual violence

May 13, 2022 at 4:38 PM

From the NZFVC 

The Government has announced funding in Budget 2022 to prevent and respond to family violence and sexual violence across Aotearoa. 

Budget 2022 funding for family violence and sexual violence 

The Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, Marama Davidson, has announced in a pre-budget statement that Budget 2022 will include $114.5 million over four years to support the implementation of Te Aorerekura - the National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence. Minister Davidson said: 

“Budget 2022 will help us deliver better primary prevention services, support community-led responses, and improve workforce capability to strengthen community approaches to eliminating family violence and sexual violence. 

“Developed in partnership, Te Aorerekura identified six shifts that need to occur in order for tangata whenua, specialist sectors, communities and government to work together towards people being able to enjoy peaceful lives. Budget 2022 will invest in making these shifts happen." 

The Joint Venture for Family Violence and Sexual Violence (the Joint Venture) published a one page summary of the Budget 2022 funding for family violence and sexual violence. It outlines the following initiatives that align with Te Aorerekura: 

  • "$38.1 million to support and expand integrated community-led responses (ICR) 

  • $4.0 million to lay the foundations for enduring relationships which empower communities to participate in change 

  • $7.4 million to develop and implement critical family violence and sexual violence guidance, standards and tools for specialist workers 

  • $4.6 million to deliver foundational family violence and sexual violence training to the court-related workforce 

  • $9.8 million to maintain services for victims and perpetrators of family violence, to reduce harm and improve outcomes 

  • $37.6 million to support the shift towards primary prevention 

  • $5.0 million to Family Start towards building the capability of whānau workers to identify and respond early to signs of family violence and sexual violence 

  • $8.1 million to maintain services for victims of non-fatal strangulation." 



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