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James Family

Provides the women’s group empowerment programme “Wave” which reaches about 30 women a year; funded by the Ministry of Justice

Provides a child witness group programme called “Restore” to those with a Family Court referral; funded by the Ministry of Justice

Relationship Services

Provides women’s individual recovery counselling, on the basis of court referral; funded by the Ministry of Justice, or by a private fee of $85

Ngati Ranginui Iwi Society

Provides individual adult-recovery programmes for Maori women (about 20 a year); funded by Child, Youth and Family


Provides a child witness programme “Footsteps to feeling safe” for 40 children a year; most children are Family Court referrals, funded by the Ministry of Justice, but occasionally takes on children referred by other agencies (funded by Barnardos own resources)

Ngati Ranginui Iwi Society

Planning a child witness programme, for 20 children a year, called “Te Taonga Mokopuna” (Due to commence in 2006)

Note: A sexual abuse counselling service for victims and their families closed while this report was being written.

Stock take of services currently supporting families affected by domestic violence CONTINUED


Details of service

Rehabilitation of perpetrators

Tauranga Living Without Violence

Provides a group programme for men who have been the perpetrators of violence; it is an ongoing multi-entry programme attended by 50-60 men in any one week and 300 men a year

Ngati Ranginui

Provides a group programme for men, funded by both the Ministry of Justice and Child, Youth and Family; about 20 clients a year

Relationship Services

Provides individual domestic violence programmes for perpetrators on referral from the Court, or on payment of $85 fee

Family violence awareness

New Zealand Police

A full-time co-ordinator works to improve the Police’s awareness and response to family violence

Bay of Plenty DHB

Two part-time co-ordinators (one for women’s health, one for children’s health) work to improve health providers’ response and screening for family violence

Work and Income

A full-time co-ordinator works to raise awareness and to improve the response of Work and Income staff to family violence

Note: Tauranga Help, an agency providing child protection education in workplaces, pre-schools and schools, stopped operating at the beginning of 2006 because of funding issues.

Service provision issues

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