People hurt by crime or sudden trauma need to be heard, to have the harm acknowledged and repaired, to have the offender dealt with.
Dealing with a crime or trauma can sometimes be a lengthy and complicated process. Here's a useful list of frequently asked questions.
What we do
Victim Support is the community response to people affected by crime and trauma. We help people hurt by crime and trauma find hope, strength and resilience in the face of grief and trauma.
Have you been the victim of a crime or trauma (this includes being a witness or family member of a victim)? Traumatic events like this can affect people in different ways.
Victim Support Service Standards
What to expect from Victim Support.
Here's a summary of the Victims' Rights Act. If you feel your rights have not been met – get in touch with Victim Support. Advocating for your rights is part of what we do.
If you've been the victim of a serious crime you may be eligible for financial assistance.
Support After Sexual Violence
Up to $500 is available to help with the emergency costs incurred immediately after the crime like replacing clothing, emergency accommodation and repairing or replacing damaged property.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological first aid is a proven approach to helping people affected by an emergency, disaster or traumatic event. Victim Support aims to be a leading provider of PFA in New Zealand.
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The justice system can be a complex and confusing place for victims of crime.
Coping With Homicide
Being a relative or friend of a homicide victim, or a witness of a homicide, is a traumatic event. You may be experiencing a range of emotional and physical reactions.
Other Sources of Help
Here’s a list of websites for other organisations that may be helpful to you.
Feedback and Complaints
Victim Support wants to make a positive difference for victims of crime and trauma. We’d like your feedback on how we’re going with that.