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Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families

The Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families (the Taskforce) was established in June 2005 to lead and co-ordinate interagency action to address family violence, including abuse and neglect of children and older persons. 

The Taskforce consists of key decision-makers from the government and non-government sectors, the judiciary and Crown agencies.  Richard Wood is the Chair and Brendan Boyle, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development, is the Deputy Chair.

This site provides up to date information about the work of the Taskforce.

It also provides information about the Taskforce itself, including Taskforce membership, the Family Violence Ministerial Group, and the Māori Reference Group and the Pacific Advisory Group that support the work of the Taskforce. 

Taskforce Vision

The vision of the Taskforce is that all families and whānau have healthy, respectful stable relationships, free from violence.

This is the vision that the Taskforce has been working towards since 2005.

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