Marama Davidson is defending a joint venture set up to combat the high rates of violence in Kiwi homes.
The venture was set up in 2018 to bring government and community agencies together to tackle high rates of violence.
Although some improvements had been made, Auditor-General John Ryan has found that the combined effort isn't working.
He's advised that significant time and effort is needed to achieve any meaningful change for at risk families.
Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence Marama Davidson spoke to Philippa Tolley.