Kapiti Family Violence Response
ASK coordinates inter-agency projects that address family violence in Kapiti. This includes the Champions of Kapiti Campaign and Kapiti White Ribbon events.
The Champions of Kapiti Project aims to provide messages through local people in the community (Champions) that all forms of family violence is not ok. Champions can also refer people to local services and supports to get the help that they need.
The project has been very successful in other regions in New Zealand – with an increased awareness of family violence and a significant decrease in family violence in these areas.
Champions campaigns are fronted by everyday people representing different groups or populations within a community. Full support and training is provided and it is up to each Champion how much involvement they would like to have.
Link to the National White Ribbon Campaign