Research Group Summary
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is the national centre for collating and disseminating information about domestic and family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The NZFVC specialises in New Zealand research and information with some international material also being included.
Vision: To achieve excellence as the national centre for the collation and dissemination of family/whanau violence information in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mission: To promote the accessibility of family/whanau violence research and practice material, while supporting the growth of networks within the field.
Objectives: To increase the accessibility and usability of research and practice resources. To grow networks across the community, government and NGO sectors.
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse was established by a consortium of: Te Awatea Violence Research Centre and Information Technology Services at the University of Canterbury, National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga/National Network of Stopping Violence Services, and Jigsaw, on contract to the Ministry of Social Development.
Staff are largely based in Christchurch at Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, University of Canterbury, with an Outreach Coordinator based at National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges in Wellington.