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    24/7 support services for people affected by crime, trauma, and suicide.

    Call 0800 VICTIM (842 846)

    Ages: 17 years and older.  We support children as part of the family/whānau or in collaboration with a child specialist.

    Region: All of New Zealand.  Specialist family violence services in Counties-Manukau, Auckland, Waikato, and Canterbury.

    Description:

    Victim Support provides a free, nationwide support service for people affected by crime, trauma, and suicide in New Zealand. We help our clients to find safety, healing, and justice after crime and other traumatic events.

    Our support workers provide:

    • someone to listen, talk with, and support you to cope through crime, trauma, and loss
    • help to answer your questions, understand your rights, and make informed choices
    • someone to assist and support you at court trials, hearings, and dealing with police and other government agencies
    • help to access local support services and counselling to suit your situation
    • safety planning and support for people affected by family violence and harm
    • help to prepare Victim Impact Statements and attend family group or restorative justice conferences
    • financial assistance for victims of serious crime.

    See here for more information.

    Family Violence Support

    • Nationwide crisis support services for victims/survivors of family violence (all genders).
    • Advice about and referral to other services and support available to victims/survivors of family violence.
    • Court support, including assistance with Victim Impact Statements and support for restorative justice and family group conferences.
    • Financial assistance for victims of serious crime.
    • Auckland, Counties-Manukau, Waikato, and Canterbury - Specialist family violence intervention services, including family safety planning for male and female victims of family violence

    See here for more information on Family Violence

    Support After Suicide

    • Nationwide 24/7 crisis support from a specialist support worker for people affected by suicide, including friends, whanau, witnesses and discoverers of the suicide
    • Information and assistance with the Coronial process and support at inquests
    • Free emotional and social support after suicide and referral to pre-approved counselling services
    • Practical support dealing with Police and other authorities, organise specialist cleaning services, and other support as needed during crisis

    See here for more information on Suicide.

    Support After Homicide

    • someone to listen, talk with, and support you to cope through your trauma and loss
    • help to understand your rights and make informed choices
    • information and help to answer your questions
    • help to access local services to suit your situation
    • practical support and assistance to deal with things like funeral and coronial processes
    • someone to assist and support you at any court trials, hearings, parole, and dealing with police or other
      government agencies
    • help to prepare Victim Impact Statements or other important documentation
    • financial assistance for victims of homicide to assist with your general costs towards recovery, and participation in the justice process

    See here for more information on Homicide.

    All Victim Support services are FREE.

    How to Access:

    Call 0800 VICTIM (842 846), 24/7

     

    Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?
    Abuse and violence

    Specialist family violence intervention services are available in Auckland, Counties-Manukau, Waikato and Canterbury only.

    Advocacy
    Basic needs

    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Older adult / Kaumātua