We undertake original research projects on domestic violence issues in New Zealand.

Domestic violence impacts on a number of sectors. These include housing, employment, welfare, police, education, disability issues, drugs and alcohol, health, corrections and the justice sector.

Our research investigates domestic violence and issues related to these sectors. On an ad hoc basis, we undertake various projects to help us find ways to improve the safety and well being of New Zealand women and children.

Recent Research

Violence Prevention for Young Women At Risk - Evaluation Report October 2013 (PDF)

 Impact of the Family Violence Interagency Response System (FVIARS) on Women’s Refuge Clients (PDF)

Pets used as Pawns in Domestic Violence (PDF)

Our other recent research includes issues such as:

  • the impact of judicial training on domestic violence
  • the relationship between housing and homelessness and domestic violence
  • forced marriage and domestic violence.

If you’re interested in this research, contact us for more information.

You can also access more research about domestic violence at the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse.

Participating in research

We take part in a range of qualitative and quantitative research to further the understanding of domestic violence and improve outcomes for women and children. Research projects include:

  • the evaluation of Police Safety Orders (PSO)
  • the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  • the It’s Still Not OK! report compiled by Lisa Close.