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Who we are and what we do

Victim Support is an independent incorporated society that provides a free 24 / 7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. Volunteers are at the heart of our service.

Our free service provides emotional and practical support, information, referral to other support services and advocacy for the rights of victims. This support helps victims find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma at what may be the worst time of their life.

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We need you

Our work is carried out by highly trained front line volunteer Support Workers. Our governing body is made up of representatives from 33 Local Group Committees who are also volunteers. We can only keep our 24 / 7 service free with the ongoing help of our community. Would you like to be involved?

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Latest news and events

Two organisations that support road crash victims say they’re disappointed a plan to test for drug driving has been scrapped and denied the chance for a public debate. Victim Support and Brake, the road safety charity, are calling on the Government to urgently develop an......

While New Zealand’s homicide rate is falling, too many families are still facing the trauma of homicide, says Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso. New Zealand Police released figures today showing the provisional number of homicides for 2017 was 48 – the lowest in 40......

In this spring edition of Voice, we look at Homicide. Sadly, for an average of around 70 families a year, their world is suddenly rocked with their loved one dying by homicide. While losing a loved one is never easy, a homicide brings another layer......

Suicide has many hidden impacts, particularly for those it leaves behind. Every loss sends a ripple of grief and shock through a family, school or workplace, and community. That’s why Victim Support’s trained volunteers provide practical help and emotional support for over 3000 people a year affected......