Gandhi Nivas provides early intervention and prevention services for New Zealand men identified at risk of committing harm in the family home. Our innovative approach supports men to change their behaviour, reducing the likelihood of further family harm and increasing safety for their families.
Nearly 60 per cent of men who have been through our programme have been prevented from reoffending.*
Gandhi Nivas – our name symbolising a home of peace – has now helped more than 2,500 families in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Helping men help themselves
A key aspect of family violence intervention is engaging offenders in their own rehabilitation. Gandhi Nivas helps men take a positive role in stopping violence against women.
To reduce offending, we work to educate each offender about the consequences of their action, challenging them to accept responsibility and helping them to seek support in changing their behaviour.