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9 Aug 2017

At the request of the Minister of Justice, Superu commissioned an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots being run in Christchurch and Waikato. The pilots began in July 2016 (Christchurch) and October 2016 (Waikato).

This research was commissioned from...

Document type: Report
Size: 2 MB
13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.

The main highlight of this paper is that the harm caused by family...

Document type: What Works
Size: 992.49 KB
31 May 2017

Adolescence is a key time when many young people begin to experience romantic and sexual relationships. For some of these young people this time in their life will also include some form of violence and/or abuse in their early relationships, yet most intervention and prevention programmes...

Document type: Report
Size: 359.27 KB
9 Dec 2015

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) commissioned the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) to develop and test a systems approach to measure the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence.

This...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 260.52 KB
9 Dec 2015

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) commissioned the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) to develop and test a systems approach to measure the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence.

This...

Document type: Report
Size: 935.88 KB
4 Dec 2015

Government agencies undertake a substantial amount of social science research and evaluation each year. The Government Social Science Research and Evaluation Publishing Protocol is for agencies that carry out, commission or communicate social science research and evaluation.

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Document type: Report
Size: 193.42 KB
5 Nov 2015

Supporting families with complex needs often requires funding and delivery arrangements that differ from standard social services. A continuum of interventions, including individual, targeted approaches alongside universal approaches, is required to bring about significant change at the...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 308.97 KB
5 Nov 2015

Provision of integrated social services is not new. It is however, increasingly being seen as key to addressing service fragmentation and inefficiencies. But what do we know about how well social service integration works to improve outcomes for vulnerable groups of people, in New Zealand...

Document type: What Works
Size: 775.57 KB
18 Sep 2015

Superu welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Ministry of Justice to contribute to the discussion paper on Strengthening New Zealand's legislative response to family violence.

The discussion paper covers a range of issues related to strengthening New...

Document type: Submission
Size: 380.3 KB
14 Aug 2015

Many families successfully cope with difficult situations, but some do not. ‘Family resilience’ explains how families draw on protective resources to adapt to the risks they face. This paper focuses on the concept of ‘family resilience’.

The evidence presented in the In...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 3.41 MB
Last update: 22 Sep 2018