Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall says Police can attest to the dreadful toll family violence takes on our communities.

In the 2011/2012 fiscal year police attended over 89,000 incidents that were recorded family violence related investigations.

"This year we have initiated 23 family violence death investigations.  For a society that claims to be peaceful, it is a sad statistic," he said.

"White Ribbon Day and the events that lead up to it are important ways for us to show that we, as a society, will not tolerate violence."

"Thousands of white ribbons are delivered to Police stations around the country. staff have been wearing the ribbons and participating in  community events in support of Whtie Ribbon day."

Mr Marshall said Police continued to strive to better understand family violence and to improve the way they responded to it.

"We have this year introduced ODARA, (Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment)  tool specifically for situations where intimate partner violence has taken place."

"This tool will help us better assess individual situations and predict the level of risk involved for reassault.

"If we can predict risk, then we can put in place measures to prevent it," he said.

Mr Marshall said Police would continue to be focused on the prevention of family violence, to safety of the victims, and to bringing offenders to account.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news