Victim Support | Our mission
39697
page,page-id-39697,page-child,parent-pageid-23309,page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-5.8,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.3.4,vc_responsive

Our history

yellow-crayon-line

The following is a brief history of significant developments of Victim Support in New Zealand.

2014
Victim Support wins Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award
Five percent increase over the previous year signifies the growing demand for our services
A Maori Volunteer Recruitment Campaign helped attract new volunteers
The Power of Dreams National Lottery raised $74,550 to support our work

2012
Power of Dreams National Lottery in partnership with Honda New Zealand
Negotiating new working relationships with Maori social service providers in Auckland
Working closely with Police as both organisations develop a prevention-focused response to victims at risk of repeat-victimisation

201125 years cover.indd
Dame Malvina Major is appointed Patron
Victim Support resources are tested during the February Christchurch Earthquake.

2010     
National Contact Service established.
Extended homicide service established.
430 staff and volunteers respond to Christchurch Earthquake, supporting over 10,000 people.
Victim Support responds to Pike River Mine Disaster.

2007
Ministry of Health starts contracting for suicide postvention service in Canterbury/Tasman, Eastern and Greater Auckland.25 years symbol.indd

2004        
Victim Support establishes a national structure to employ staff and manage service delivery.

2003
Manaaki Tangata adopted as part of Victim Support’s logo Name registered as a trademark.

2000
Victim Incident Information System (VIBIS) goes live Gisborne Conference.

1998
Nationwide training – Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse – now offered.

1997
0800 Victim crisis line launched and funded by Telecom.

1995
First full time Chief Executive appointed.
Victim Support logo introduced.

1994
First strategic plan adopted by the organisation.
Four day residential training for Victim Support (Homicide) workers established.

1993
National Office of the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups established and staff appointed.

1991
The first AGM for the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups is held.

1987
New Zealand Parliament passed the Victims of Offences Act. This placed obligations on officials to treat victims in certain ways.

1986
First completely independent Victim Support Group established in Gisborne.

1985
United Nations adopted the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power.

Early 1980s
Emergence of several small voluntary groups to provide assistance to victims.

0800-victim
0800-volunteer
0900-victim