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Perpetrators to get accommodation

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/08/2016

The government is putting $500,000 into short-term emergency housing for domestic violence perpetrators.

Justice Minister Amy Adams says it's to make sure they're kept away from their victims.

"The dedicated emergency housing places will be used when perpetrators are required to stay away from the family home for a short period but have nowhere else to stay," she said on Tuesday.

"A shortage of such accommodation can lead to them returning home, sometimes leading to further family violence incidents."

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