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Latest news and events

The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey released today highlights a sad reality for thousands of victims, says Victim Support Researcher Dr Petrina Hargrave. The survey revealed sobering figures, showing that 30 per cent of adults experienced one or more offences last year. For Māori,......

Through the safe hands of Kate Churchill, Victim Support’s Contact Service have transitioned seamlessly from working together in the same office to support each other from their individual bubbles during lockdown, all the while providing the first line of support for victims 24/7 With a......

“I am more resilient and stronger than I thought I was. I went to the mosque with another support worker. As we left, I asked if I could hold onto him for support. I realised – it’s OK to lean on someone.” Deborah Du Toit......

Who we are and what we do

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.

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?