This research was part of the wider Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP). The PPDVP is an initiative of the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID) under the International Development Group of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand Police (NZPOL) and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP). The programme builds on earlier NZAID and NZPOL support for domestic violence prevention in the Pacific. Feedback from earlier programmes indicates that, while the assistance was well received, there was a need for more consistent and ongoing support. The initial programme duration is five years, which is due to expire on 30 June 2011. The long-term goal of the PPDVP is ‘a safer Pacific free from domestic violence’. Its primary focus is building the capacity of Pacific Police services to prevent and respond effectively to domestic violence. The programme involves both regional and national level components.