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Together we can be strong

28,916 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
Government’s new Chief Victims Advisor

Kevin Tso, Victim Support’s Chief Executive says that Victim Support commends the appointment of New Zealand’s first Chief Victims Advisor, Dr Kim McGregor. The Minister of Justice, Amy Adams says the appointment is an important step to ensuring victims are placed at the heart of......

Ministry of Justice’s enhanced service for victims of crime

Victims Information recently upgraded its service to give people affected by crime quick and easy access to information about their rights, support services and the criminal justice system. The Service is a Ministry of Justice initiative and includes the new website and 24/7 helpline – 0800 650 654. Justice......

Voice – July 2015

Our latest newsletter is packed with news from the past few months with Victims Support: Good comes from something bad Golf and stage show raise vital funds Volunteer Pam Smale is recognised by Rotary International support for Victim Support in Canterbury Farmer, husband, father, grandfather......