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The Crisis and Trauma Factsheet

The Crisis and Trauma Factsheet

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. Here’s a summary of some common reactions to trauma, and some helpful ways to cope.

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Homicide Research

Homicide Research

Exploring the needs of families of homicide victims.

Research exploring the needs of families of homicide victims. Completed in 2011 this research covers the experiences and support needs of New Zealand families after a homicide.

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Victim Impact Statements

Victim Impact Statements

The legal processes involved in proving the innocence or guilt of an alleged offender are not always focused on the impacts the crime has had on the victim(s). A Victim Impact Statement is a court document that helps address this.

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Family Group Conference

Family Group Conference

The family group conference is your chance to have your say. This is where the young person, their family and others come together to talk about the offending and what can be done to put things right. You will be able to talk about how the crime affected you, physically, emotionally and financially. Your thoughts can be presented verbally or in a written Victim Impact Statement.

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The Courts

The Courts

The justice system can be a complex and confusing place for victims of crime. It’s important to understand that the criminal justice system – specifically that the courts are part of a system that’s concerned primarily with following a process that does not always translate into what the victim might view as “justice”.

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Parole Board submission

Parole Board submission

If you are thinking of making a written or oral submission to the Parole Board contact Victim Support on 0800 842 846. We can help you prepare, help cover the costs of attending and go with you if you want. See the attached flyer for more information.

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International Victim Support Organisations

International Victim Support Organisations

Contact details for victim support organisations around the world

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Coping with Media after a Serious Incident

Coping with Media after a Serious Incident

A serious incident or crime can quickly become public information via newspapers, magazines, TV, internet, radio, etc. Anyone from any of these sources may contact your friends and families to comment on what is taking place.

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Victim Support Service Standards

Victim Support Service Standards

What to expect from Victim Support:  Victim Support’s vision is that victims are in control of their own recovery. We’ll help you figure out what needs to happen and support you to try and get that. We won’t pressure you to do something you don’t want to do.

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