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New report and webinar from FV Death Review Commitee: Men who use violence

May 08, 2020 at 2:45 PM

From the NZFVC

The Family Violence Death Review Committee has released their Sixth report | Te Pūrongo tuaono.

Men who use violence | Ngā tāne ka whakamahi i te whakarekereke provides an overview of the lives of 97 men who used violence against their intimate partners between 2009 and 2017, as captured in the Committee’s database.

The report intentionally focuses on missed opportunities to change the pattern of men’s development and the impact of these ineffective responses on their violent behaviour. It also focuses on structural changes needed to prevent family violence.

The Committee shares what they have learnt about the legacy of colonisation, trauma and inadequate service responses from looking at the lives of men whose violence resulted in a death.

Key issues addressed in the report include:

  • Establishing an honest, equal Crown–Māori partnership to reduce family violence
  • Designing services with an understanding of trauma and violence to support healthy development
  • Upskilling the family violence sector to work with men (including Oranga Tamariki— Ministry for Children)
  • Contracting for and evaluating support services

Click here for more information including links to the report

Category: Reports