Every victim will react to their case, its consequences, and the court case that follows in their own way. Victims of a serious crime can find the impact on them is significant and the effects can last for a long time after sentencing
Victim Support is here for you
We are here to provide support at every step of your journey, for as long as you need us, including after sentencing.
We offer ongoing support and can provide you with information whenever you need it during or after the justice process. Our support is completely free and confidential, and available throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
- You can contact us 24/7 on 0800 842 846 to be connected with a Support Worker.
- Victims of serious crime may be able to get a financial grant to cover the cost of counselling sessions and other matters. Speak with your Support Worker to find out more about this.
- Victims of sexual violence may be able to get a financial grant to cover the cost of counselling sessions and other matters. Please speak with your sexual violence agency about these grants.
- We can assist you to find a local counsellor, if you think counselling could be helpful for you or anyone else in your family or whānau affected by the crime. In some cases, Victim Support can pay for your counselling. Speak with your Support Worker to find out more about this.
For further court services information you could also contact the Victim Information Line on 0800 650 654 and ask for your Court Victim Advisor. Court Victim Advisors can provide information to victims of criminal offences throughout the court process.
You can use phone or text helplines for extra support at any time.