Judith Collins and Anne Tolley have announced the position of Chief Victims AdvisorÂ to advise on the needs and views of victims of crime, including domestic violence victims.
A cross-government approach to prevent family violence proposes new Justice sector initiatives to keep women and children safe, Justice Minister Judith Collins and Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today.
âThe high rate of family violence in New Zealand is unacceptable â too many domestic violence victims continue to be re-victimised even when a protection order is in place,â Ms Collins says.
âThis Government is committed to do more to end family violence. Thatâs why weâre proposing a suite of initiatives to increase the safety of family violence victims, reduce the risk that they will be re-victimised and make services more responsive to victimsâ individual needs.â
The Justice sectorâs stronger response to family violence links with Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turiaâs work to promote community wide rejection of family violence. Together with the Governmentâs focus on vulnerable children, it will help future generations of children to grow up without family violence. Â Â Read more »