Chapter 11
What change can improve the sexual violence support sector to better assist​
victims to engage with the justice system?

Key functions

11.8Government should focus on the following key functions to improve the wider victim experience by working with service providers to ensure wraparound care, thus reducing the steps the victim must take to enter into the justice system:

(a) Coordination of community service providers and support services to eliminate doubling up or wastage and to ensure comprehensive coverage (both geographically and in the nature of the services available) to wrap around each victim.

(b) Establishing and supporting compulsory training and education programmes for all individuals and organisations that interact with sexual violence victims.

(c) Oversight to ensure quality and consistency of services throughout New Zealand, by identifying and implementing good practice standards.

(d) Resourcing and enabling greater research of sexual violence and the collection of data for that purpose.