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Victim Support

Operating hours

24 hours, 7 days a week on 0800 842 846 

 

Services

We offer 24/7 Support for people affected by crime or trauma

  • Emotional first aid and practical support at the time of crisis 
  • Financial grants to reimburse costs after some serious crimes, especially homicide, death by a criminal act, and sexual violence
  • Referral to counselling and other services, and payment of counselling costs in some cases
  • Help dealing with the criminal justice system e.g. attending court, restorative justice, parole board; preparing victim impact statements and help organising travel and accommodation if required 
  • Help dealing with grief, loss, trauma and shock
  • Follow up on wellbeing/safety after crisis and further emotional and practical support if required
  • Specialist support following a homicide
  • Advocacy with other organisations

 

Contact details

Phone: Local office (06) 759 5519

Free Phone: 0800 842 846 or

Website:  http://www.victimsupport.org.nz/