Evidence Centre Seminar: August 2019
Our August seminar featured two presentations; one looking at family harm initiatives from Police and the other discussing the results of the 2018 NZ Crime and Victims Survey from the Ministry of Justice.
Safe Whānau Initiatives from Police
Bronwyn Marshall is Acting Superintendent, Safer Whānau Business Change Manager at Police. She is currently leading several significant and innovative family harm initiatives. Bronwyn provided a comprehensive overview of the need for change, and described some of the initiatives she is leading such as Video Victim Statements, the multi-agency Integrated Safety Response and Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke pilots, and the transformative changes made to the way Police respond to family harm incidents.
NZ Crime and Victims Survey from the Ministry of Justice
Dr Michael Slyuzberg is a Principal Advisor in the Research and Evaluation team at the Ministry of Justice. Michael is a researcher and a statistician who has lead multiple research projects including initiatives like publishing Inland Revenue’s tax statistics, international benchmarking of tax authorities performance, and the redesign and implementation of the NZ Crime and Victims Survey (NZCVS). In this presentation, he discussed the 2018 results of the NZCVS, which has received extensive media feedback.