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Paula Bennett to open the new premises for STOP

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett to open the new premises for STOP in Christchurch


Social Development Minister Paula Bennett will open the new premises of STOP at 11 Whitmore Street in Christchurch on 28 August at 12.15pm. STOP is a charitable trust and provider and contractor to government of specialist treatment services for adults and youth who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour and for children with concerning sexual behaviours.

At the recent launch of a new campaign aimed at helping young New Zealanders stop sexual violence, Minister Bennett said “as the lead Minister for the sexual violence sector, I know that to tackle the appalling rate of sexual violence in this country we have to change some aspects of our culture. This campaign is a first step in a much wider sexual violence primary prevention strategy.”

This sexual violence campaign complements the work of STOP. Chief Executive Don Mortensen says “that after having two of our previous premises destroyed in the earthquakes, these purpose built premises for the youth and children’s services will enable STOP to continue to deliver their innovative and highly effective services to children and youth with concerning and harmful sexual behaviours and to their families.

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