The Medium Intensity Rehabilitation Programme (MIRP) addresses rehabilitation needs in the New Zealand offender population and includes sessions on violence propensity, but does specifically address violence against women. It is available in the bigger prisons and in the community throughout the country. For the smaller community settings a shorter version of this programme (Short Rehabilitation Programme for Men, SRP-M) is provided. The MIRP is provided to groups of 10 - 12 offenders by two facilitators.
The MIRP Programmes are designed for both men and women offenders, with the content developed utilising a cognitive behavioural therapy framework that is also culturally responsive to the needs of Māori in particular.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of New Zealand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009