Budget 2021 includes an investment of $131.9 million over four years in initiatives to help communities to lead whānau-centred, holistic services focused on preventing family violence and sexual violence from happening in the first place, and helping those using violence to stop.Prevention and community leadership key in Budget 2021 family violence, sexual violence funding | Beehive.govt.nz
There are three key elements to this year’s funding:
•Investing in community-led, whānau-centered services that provide more sustained and holistic support built around families and whānau to heal and strengthen, as well as to respond where they need to
•Providing ongoing funding for existing place-based, multi-agency safety responses that provide a solid foundation for developing whānau-centered, integrated, community-led responses to address violence; and
•Strengthening the system response through:
– significant on-going funding for Māori-Crown partnership arrangements
– strategic coordination of data and insights to build a learning system; and
– additional resourcing for the Joint Venture to support the delivery of the National Strategy and Action Plans, on which we began engagement last week.