NZESS receives referrals from Child Youth & Family, Police, Health Boards, CABs, self referrals and other agencies. NZESS is happy to work alongside main stream agencies and/or is willing to supply cultural advice and support whenever needed.
We can explain New Zealand law and the possibilities for both victim and perpetrator. We can address issues from a cultural perspective and build engagement of our clients due to their feeling that we understand. We are often able to speak in the first language of the families whom we deal with
The unique benefit that we can offer to clients relates to our staff’s experience within the legal and Police environment. There have been many occasions when clients have attained a completely different result in both the Family and Criminal Court due to the assistance that we have been able to give. We have many good feedback from the clients via email and evaluation form.