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Together we can be strong

30,864 people supported

We help put victims of crime and trauma in control of restoring their lives

Who we are

Victim Support is an independent incorporated society that provides a free 24 / 7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. Volunteers are at the heart of our service.

What we do

Our free service provides emotional and practical support, information, referral to other support services and advocacy for the rights of victims. This support helps victims find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma at what may be the worst time of their life.

We need you

Our work is carried out by highly trained front line volunteer Support workers. Our governing body is made up of representatives from 33 Local Group Committees who are also volunteers. We can only keep our 24 / 7 service free with the ongoing help of our community. Would you like to be involved?

Latest news and events
On the street

Victim Support is being introduced as part of a new storyline for one of Shortland Street’s core characters, Dayna Jenkins when she considers becoming a Victim Support volunteer Support Worker. We are very pleased to be part of Shortland Street’s storyline in 2015, albeit in......

No holiday for victims

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims.  Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. Read the full media release here....

Act is amended

The Victims’ Rights Act (VRA) 2002, that sets out the minimum standards for all those working with victims, was amended and came into force in December 2014. The changes have been made to  enhance the rights of all victims, particularly victims of serious crimes......