Additional $76mil for social services announced

Social services dealing most directly with the harm caused by family violence will receive an additional $76.157 million over four years.

The funding will go towards supporting the delivery of Ministry of Social Development-funded family violence services for victims, perpetrators, and their families.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says the nearly 30% increase in funding is critical to the Government's efforts to turn around New Zealand's tragic family violence record.