8 Feb 2017

Funding boost for family violence programme

4:30 pm on 8 February 2017

A Christchurch family violence pilot programme will receive a $680,000 boost from the government to continue its work.

Domestic violence

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The Integrated Safety Response pilot brings organisations including the police, Child Youth and Family and Corrections together to change the way they respond to domestic violence.

It does this by monitoring domestic violence cases, and attending high-risk prison releases in Christchurch.

Justice minister Amy Adams said the funding boost would help frontline supporters, and provide more resources to help offenders change their behaviour.

Ms Adams said the programme worked to identify risks and intervene earlier.

Initially, the project was expected to cost less than $1 million for the first year, starting last July.

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