James McCulloch, Chief Executive for Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support explores how being “tough on crime” doesn't always address victims' needs - and what every Kiwi can do to help.
The Green Party's justice spokesperson, Honourable Golriz Ghahraman joins Victim Support's Dr. Petrina Hargrave to discuss the Green's key issues for crime victims.
National Party justice spokesperson Hon. Paul Goldsmith and court spokesperson Hon. Chris Penk join Dr. Petrina Hargrave to discuss National's approach to victims' issues.
Honourable Ginny Andersen, Minister of Justice, joins Dr. Petrina Hargrave to discuss key issues for crime victims and Labour's approach to victims' issues.
The New Zealand Crime & Victims Survey released today shows a worrying trend that most New Zealanders are not reporting crime.
Rodger Barlow, a dedicated Victim Support volunteer, witnesses remarkable changes in his work, providing crucial support and making a positive impact.
Jenny Tosswill, a resilient Victim Support volunteer in the Wairarapa, draws on her paramedic experience to support traumatic cases at Victim Support.
Nau mai, haere mai to the newest member of Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support’s National Board, Darren Rewi.
Jo's inspiring journey as a Victim Support volunteer in the Wairarapa, from overcoming personal tragedy and finding solace in helping others.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue focuses on the long-term impacts of homicide.
After the loss of her husband, Michelle faced a daunting court process that she would have struggled to get through without her Support Worker, Deborah.
Former psychiatric nurse Tricia brings valuable experience to her volunteering at Victim Support, making a difference in the community.
Kathy helped Annie after being a victim of a traumatic robbery, and her emotional support helped in navigating the criminal justice system.
Mary Curnow, Victim Support's new Head of Volunteering, is passionate about its positive impact on communities and individuals.
Victim Support were there for Billy Davis when his wife unexpectedly passed away and now he’s determined to be there for others as a volunteer.
A touching story of grief and healing as Lynene shares her journey of the loss of her son Cameron and the help of Victim Support Worker Karen.
Dee, a Victim Support worker, shares how her personal experience with trauma drew her to support others.
Since the Christchurch earthquake, the Order of St Lazarus has continued to make significant financial contributions to Victim Support.
Shelley Brunskill-Matson, National Manager of Suicide Bereavement Service at Victim Support, stresses self-care especially in stressful times.
Meet Gaylene, a dedicated Family Harm Support Worker at Victim Support who promotes positive change through building strong relationships.
Victim Support's Contact Service gears up for its busiest period, handling 100,000 calls a year, providing support to thousands of victims.
Dr Jane Bolitho, the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice for Te Ngāpara Centre, joins Victim Support's Dr. Petrina Hargrave to discuss restorative justice.
Chiquita survived the Aramoana massacre that killed her father and turned her struggle into a positive by volunteering at Victim Support.
By learning Te Reo Māori, Contact Service team member Charlotte hopes to better support those in need and bring cultural awareness to her work.
Hong Kong migrant Yau volunteers at Victim Support, providing crucial support for Chinese-speaking victims.
A dedicated volunteer, trained in homicide support, Maria has supported many victims in her community including the mosque attack victims.
Martyn, a retired UK police officer, found a new purpose as a volunteer for Victim Support in New Zealand.
When a frenzied attack occurred in a popular Dunedin supermarket, Victim Support workers and volunteers were on hand to help the 26 people affected.
Jacqui is on a mission to become a fluent speaker of New Zealand Sign Language to provide the best support to victims of crime and trauma.
After Tina's husband was fatally struck by a vehicle, she felt lost and alone in her grief. That's when Victim Support Worker Donna stepped in.
Ministry of Health has announced that a new card providing conclusive legal proof of mask exemption will soon be available.
Victim Support supports firearms legislation but is concerned about omitting protection order breaches as qualifying convictions for firearms prohibition orders.
Victim Support highlights concern over underreported family violence due to victims' lack of awareness that they are experiencing family harm.
Victim Support supports the Covid-19 Legislation Bill's intent but emphasizes refinement for alignment with Victims Rights Act and Code.
Victim Support's Dr Petrina Hargrave sits down with Dr Kim McGregor to discuss her mahi as New Zealand's inaugural Chief Victims Advisor.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue is focused on the sentencing hearing.
The partnership between Victim Support and Police is crucial in ensuring victims of crime receive the support they need.
Long-term support and relationship building – that’s the focus of Victim Support’s new Whānau Resilience programme underway in Counties Manukau.
Victim Support hails the Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders Bill, granting rights to victims of legally insane offenders, addressing past disparities.
Victim Support's Dr. Petrina Hargrave chats with Hon. Marama Davidson, the inaugural Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence.
Jaedi's world was turned upside down when she heard the news of a tragic accident back home in Gisborne.
Victim Support helped Simon, a family harm victim, get after months of psychological abuse, threats and violence.
The story of two individuals impacted by suicide and how Victim Support was a crucial source of comfort and support during their time of need.
One of the things Victim Support is most proud of is the dedication and support provided by our long-serving Support Workers.
Kevin Joblin, founder of Victim Support in New Zealand, talks about his vision to recognize and support victims of crime and trauma.
A woman reflects on the murder of her mother by the man who controlled their lives, and the subsequent loss of her family.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue is focused on the impact of homicide on children and young people.
Recognising the importance of using te reao across Aotearoa, Victim Support has had some of the key phrases relevant to our mahi translated into te reo Māori.
Meet Chris, a St John paramedic and volunteer with Victim Support and Coastguard, who understands the importance of self-care all too well.
A Victim Support team works with Whakaari White Island survivors, families of those who have lost loved ones, and others impacted by the disaster.
In the aftermath of a devastating flood in Tokomaru Bay, Victim Support stepped in to provide much-needed assistance to affected residents.
Victim Support emphasizes the need for victims' voices to be heard, despite the stalling of a bill designed to improve the rights of crime victims
Victim Support supports the Violence Free Aotearoa National Strategy, focusing on preventing family and sexual violence.
Daniel's experience as a Victim Support volunteer making a difference in people's lives has given him a new perspective on life.
Discover how Fred, a retired nurse, is using his empathetic nature and skills to help victims of crime and trauma in his community.
Chantal, a primary school teacher, found her love of helping others when she became a volunteer for Victim Support.
Meet Wendy, a volunteer who is on a mission to strengthen people's mana and give back to her community.
University professor and weightlifting silver medallist Jennifer is a busy woman, but she still finds time to volunteer for Victim Support.
A 15-year veteran with Victim Support, volunteer Wayne has always been passionate about solving problems and connecting with others.
Diana, assault survivor turned advocate, finds purpose in aiding others with similar experiences, turning trauma into empowerment.
Behind our dedicated frontline teams there are many people in critical supporting roles that enable us to sustain our free service 24/7.
Supporting victims is more than a job for Rita Harris and daughter Ashley Field. For both women, it's become a cause, fuelled by passionate drive.
Diane shares the story of losing her daughter in a tragic road accident, caused by impatience and a split-second decision.
Victim Support advocates for victims of crime and trauma, ensuring their needs are heard, rights protected, and services accessed.
Victim Support volunteer Christine Cowell says that her role involves being constantly outside her comfort zone.
Karilyn Collins, whose son Glen was murdered, overcame her fear of leaving her home to speak in support of a new bill promoting victims' rights.
Victim Support calls for stronger rights for victims of legally insane offenders, ensuring equality with other victims of crime.
On top of her busy schedule, Sheila volunteers one 12-hour night shift each week for Victim Support in the Wellington region.
After Tina and her whānau lost a loved one to homicide, Victim Support Worker Shelly went above and beyond to help them through the court process.
Victim Support Worker Linda offered crucial support to Neil after his wife passed away in a tragic road accident.
Asma tragically lost her husband in the Christchurch mosque attack. Left alone with two young daughters, Asma turned to Victim Support for help.
As the stresses of Covid become apparent, there has also been a rise in the incidence of family violence, a ‘secondary epidemic’ in kiwi families.
Victim Support collaborates with Woven Earth to help family violence survivors rebuild their lives, providing essentials and support for a fresh start.
Gurpreet Singh, a doctor from India, became a volunteer to help others, follow his spiritual journey and be a positive role model.
Sarah shares her experience of being a witness in the trial for the death of her baby boy, who was killed by her ex-partner.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue is focused on the experience of being a witness.
Victim Support emphasizes the need for genuine care and support for victims to encourage reporting and address victimization.
Victim Support's Contact Service operates 24/7, handling over 130,000 calls annually, providing crucial support to those impacted by crime and trauma
Rikihana (Riki) found Victim Support when he went looking for something to offset his high-pressure position and give back to his community.
With her kids grown up, Deidre Anderson went looking for an opportunity to support the people in her community -then she found Victim Support.
Jim's exceptional commitment to his community was recently recognised with the Queen’s Birthday Honours and Service Medal for Victim Support work.
Deborah Du Toit is a Victim Support Worker who has been there for Kiwis through thick and thin.
At Donna’s side from the first court hearing through to sentencing, Support Worker Deidre was instrumental in enabling her to give good evidence.
Alanna Howard and Charlie Saunders, Service Coordinators in Victim Supports' Counties Manukau office are proud of the response to support victims.
A traumatic experience can have such a huge impact on oneself that we can carry around for a lifetime.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue is focused on counselling and therapy services.
Victim Support's Support Workers are actively deployed to provide crucial assistance to those affected by the tragic Whakaari | White Island eruption.
Rahimi Ahmad and his family have made a fresh start, happily in their first home, made possible by donated funds paid to them by Victim Support.
Noela's life was shattered when her daughter was brutally murdered but thanks to her "diamond" support worker Nicky, she found the strength to speak out.
A newsletter for family, whānau and friends affected by homicide. This issue provides information on The Parole Board and the role of victims.
Victim Support's new pilot programme for suicide bereavement volunteers has garnered strong interest.
A grieving mother describes the invaluable support she received from Victim Support after her daughter's suicide.
Jennifer’s story shows the truly complex nature of family violence. Harm and abuse is not always physical.
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