28 Apr 2015

Calls for changes to the enforcement of protection orders

From Nine To Noon, 9:28 am on 28 April 2015

The coroners inquest into the deaths of two Dunedin children at their hands of their father has raised serious questions about the way police enforce protection orders in domestic violence cases. After a series of child deaths at the hands of family members in the early 2000s, the region of Wairarapa has made big gains in dealing with domestic violence in the community. The Police now prosecute all breaches of protection orders, no matter how minor, as long as there is evidence of the breach. They also work closely with community agencies when families need care and protection. Senior Sergeant Mike Sutton - Prevention Manager for the Wairarapa Police. Jeremy Logan - Manager of Wairarapa Stopping Violence Services