14 May 2020 | Family Violence Death Review Committee
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) held a webinar on 5 May 2020 in partnership with the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse to present the findings of the FVRDC Sixth report: Men who use violence | Te Pūrongo tuaono: Ngā tāne ka whakamahi i te whakarekereke.
The report follows on from key findings and recommendations of previous reports, in that, to ensure victims’ safety, a significant focus on men who use violence is required. The report takes a life-course approach, seeking to understand the men’s life trajectory from birth to the family violence death event. It intentionally focuses on missed opportunities to change men’s development trajectory and the impact of their violent behaviour.
In the webinar, members of the Committee provided an overview of the findings of the report. In addition, contributions were provided from a lived experience perspective, and from NGO service providers to reflect on the implications of the report for service delivery, funding and capacity building within the sector. The recommendations of the report were also placed within the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.