The following is a brief history of significant developments of Victim Support in New Zealand.
Victim Support wins Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award
Five percent increase over the previous year signifies the growing demand for our services
A Maori Volunteer Recruitment Campaign helped attract new volunteers
The Power of Dreams National Lottery raised $74,550 to support our work
Power of Dreams National Lottery in partnership with Honda New Zealand
Negotiating new working relationships with Maori social service providers in Auckland
Working closely with Police as both organisations develop a prevention-focused response to victims at risk of repeat-victimisation
National Contact Service established.
Extended homicide service established.
430 staff and volunteers respond to Christchurch Earthquake, supporting over 10,000 people.
Victim Support responds to Pike River Mine Disaster.
Victim Support establishes a national structure to employ staff and manage service delivery.
Manaaki Tangata adopted as part of Victim Support’s logo Name registered as a trademark.
Victim Incident Information System (VIBIS) goes live Gisborne Conference.
Nationwide training – Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse – now offered.
0800 Victim crisis line launched and funded by Telecom.
First full time Chief Executive appointed.
Victim Support logo introduced.
First strategic plan adopted by the organisation.
Four day residential training for Victim Support (Homicide) workers established.
National Office of the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups established and staff appointed.
The first AGM for the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups is held.
New Zealand Parliament passed the Victims of Offences Act. This placed obligations on officials to treat victims in certain ways.
First completely independent Victim Support Group established in Gisborne.
United Nations adopted the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power.
Emergence of several small voluntary groups to provide assistance to victims.