Understanding the justice system, including what happens at court and restorative justice conferences, can help crime victims prepare and navigate through the process.
Before going to court, it helps to be prepared for what might happen, how you can participate and where to get support.
The Parole Board is responsible for assessing and making decisions about an offender's parole, and hears input from victims in the process.
Writing a Victim Impact Statement is an important opportunity to tell the court how the crime has impacted you personally as a victim.
If you are a victim of the 2019 Christchurch masjidain attack you may be entitled to financial support to attend the coronial inquiry First Phase Inquest hearing in October 2023.
Grief and trauma can be overwhelming, but there are ways to cope. Find information and resources to help you.
From creating a safety plan, to protecting your home or safeguarding your personal information, there are steps you can take to enhance your safety.
Media involvement after a crime or traumatic event can be difficult or even intrusive. It's important to make informed decisions about dealing with the media, and our guidance can help.
A lot needs to happen within the first few days after a death and finding the right support is helpful after the tragic loss of a loved one.
Children and young people can face some challenges if they've been affected by a crime or traumatic event but caring support can help their recovery.
Family, whānau, and friends are often called on to help someone who has been affected by crime or a traumatic event. Your support can play a role in their recovery.