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Continuing Family Violence Response Coordination services – Budget 2022

The Government has allocated $6 million to extend Family Violence Response Coordination services for two years.

This initiative is part of a whole-of-government Joint Venture package of $114.52 million over four years to prevent and respond to family violence and sexual violence.

Family Violence Response Coordination network contracts across Aotearoa New Zealand are being extended for two years.

  • Family Violence Response Coordinators strengthen their local communities by improving inter-agency coordination, collaboration, and communication.
  • This funding will ensure continuity of current service provision and retain the knowledge and expertise of the Family Violence Response Coordinators, which will be needed as Integrated Community-led Response initiatives are expanded.
  • Integrated Community-led Response initiatives seek to support and enhance community-based responses to family violence, so that communities can create long-term, sustainable change.
  • Family Violence Response Coordinators will be a part of building regional infrastructure to support an Integrated Community Response to family violence.
  • These Coordinators will also be instrumental in transitioning Regional Practice Leads into their roles within local communities.

This initiative is part of a wider Joint Venture agency initiative that supports and expands Integrated Community-led Responses.

  • This initiative supports the delivery of Action 2 of Te Aorerekura Action Plan: Agencies integrate community-led responses.
  • It will contribute to the following system impacts:
    • Government and communities work better together
    • Communities design, lead and deliver solutions to affect change
    • Joined up and easier to navigate services.
  • As part of Integrated Community-led Responses, this initiative will help more people, families and whānau affected by family violence access integrated and inclusive responses to keep them safe.

Costs (operating)





2025/26 & outyears



$3.000 million

$3.000 million



$6.000 million