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Chch scheme aims to reduce family violence

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/07/2016

A new scheme focusing on high-risk victims and perpetrators aims to reduce the number of people being beaten and killed by loved ones in Christchurch.

The pilot programme, announced on Monday, sees government agencies and community groups working together to focus their efforts on supporting families experiencing domestic violence to prevent further harm.

Police Minister Judith Collins says if the Integrated Safety Response pilot - along with a second expected to be announced later this year - is a success then it could be rolled out across the country.

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