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People hurt by crime or sudden trauma need to be heard, to have the harm acknowledged and repaired, to have the offender dealt with.

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Naku te rourou, Nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

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How you can help

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What you can expect

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Your rights

Here’s a summary of the Victims’ Rights Act. If you feel your rights have not been met – get in touch with Victim Support. Advocating for your rights is part of what we do.

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Privacy and confidentiality

At Victim Support, we take our privacy obligations towards the people we help seriously.

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Dealing with a serious crime or trauma

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After a suicide

For those bereaved by suicide, you may be experiencing a range of emotional and physical reactions

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Coping with homicide

Being a relative or friend of a homicide victim, or a witness of a homicide, is a traumatic event. You may be experiencing a range of emotional and physical reactions.

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Support after sexual violence or family violence

Up to $500 is available to help with the emergency costs incurred immediately after the crime like replacing clothing, emergency accommodation and repairing or replacing damaged property.

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Helping with stress after a disaster

Includes information such as common reactions to disaster, when someone you know has been through a traumatic experience and much more.

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Understanding the justice system

The justice system can be a complex and confusing place for victims of crime.

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Other support and links

Here’s a list of websites for other organisations that may be helpful to you.

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Helpful resources

Have you been the victim of a crime or trauma (this includes being a witness or family member of a victim)? Traumatic events like this can affect people in different ways.

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Get help – Frequently asked questions

Dealing with a crime or trauma can sometimes be a lengthy and complicated process. Here’s a useful list of frequently asked questions.

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