1 Jul 2020

Programme removing violent men from the home proves successful

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 1 July 2020

family violence programme that removes men from the home, rather than their victims, has been shown to reduce offending by nearly 60 per cent over five years. Researchers at Massey University have conducted several studies into the success of Gandhi Nivas, which runs three homes in Auckland offering emergency housing and counselling to men who are subject to Police Safety Order or involved in police matters relating to family harm. The most recent study looked at five years' of data from the Otahuhu home, and found 57.5 per cent of previous offenders didn't reoffend after engaging with the Gandhi Nivas service. Joining Lynn to talk about Gandhi Nivas and the research into it is Dr David Codyre, Professor Mandy Morgan of Massey University and Inspector David Glossop.

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