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State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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Perpetrator outreach service

A new perpetrator outreach service will be part of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot in Christchurch. Key points follow:

  • The perpetrator outreach service will primarily work with respondents referred from the safety assessment meeting (SAM) table and will mainly deal with clients who are not engaged in other funded behaviour change programmes and services.
  • The service will meet with perpetrators to gain their input into the development of a family safety plan and to gain their perspective about their safety risks and what action might support them to stay safe. They will work with perpetrators to encourage motivation to change their behaviour and ensure they get access to behaviour change programmes or support as needed.
  • The worker from the perpetrator outreach service may attend relevant intensive case management (ICM) or SAM meetings. They will provide expertise in family violence from a perpetrator perspective to risk assessment and safety planning.