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Almost $1.7 million paid to Christchurch victims so far

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support has provided support to over 800 people directly affected by the 15 March Christchurch shootings and distributed almost $1.7 million in financial support to victims, the victims’ charity has confirmed. More >>

Victim Support making payments to Christchurch victims

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 2:57 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support has begun making emergency payments to Christchurch Mosque victims and families with money generously donated from the public, in addition to funds available through the Ministry of Justice’s Victim Assistance Scheme administered ... More >>

Update on Victim Support Givealittle Fund

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:20 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support has now received over $6 million through its online Givealittle campaign, launched in support of victims affected by Friday’s shootings in Christchurch. More >>

Victim Support launches Official Fund

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:36 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support launches Official Fund for support of Christchurch Shooting Victims Victim Support has launched an official fund to raise funds for victims of today’s shootings in Christchurch, and is encouraging anyone affected by the incidents to ... More >>

Victims lack faith in justice system, shows study

Monday, 4 March 2019, 11:00 am | Victim Support

The majority of serious crime victims lack faith in the justice system and feel justice was not served in their case, according to new research released by Victim Support. More >>

New victim statistics good news, but work remains to be done

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 8:56 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support is welcoming statistics released today showing a 2.7 per cent decline in victimisations over the last year. More >>

Work remains to reduce impacts of homicide: Victim Support

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:07 pm | Victim Support

While New Zealand’s homicide rate is falling, too many families are still facing the trauma of homicide, says Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso. More >>

Many hidden impacts behind suicide numbers

Friday, 24 August 2018, 1:01 pm | Victim Support

Many hidden impacts behind suicide numbers says Victim Support More >>

Victims Summit must capture missing voices

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:22 pm | Victim Support

Victims’ needs must be at the heart of any reforms to criminal justice system, says Victim Support Acting Chief Executive Karen McLeay following this week’s justice summit. More >>

New ATAP a bold step for safer Auckland travel

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 2:16 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support is congratulating the Government and Auckland City Council for upping the ante on Auckland’s road safety. More >>

Transport announcement an opportunity to save lives on roads

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 5:30 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support is welcoming the Government’s new Draft Policy Statement on Land Transport as an opportunity to enhance safety on our roads, and encouraging the Government to set specific targets to improve safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries ... More >>

More investment needed for victim services

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:26 am | Victim Support

Today’s announcement of additional funding for Police and the justice sector is welcome news for victims of crime says Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso, but must be matched with investment in victims as well as offenders. More >>

Victim Support celebrates 30th birthday

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:49 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support celebrates 30th birthday October 2016 marks 30 years since Victim Support was founded by a small, courageous group of volunteers in 1986. Victim Support management, staff, and volunteers gathered with Police and other friends last night ... More >>

Victim Support welcomes government’s new CVA

Friday, 13 November 2015, 12:57 pm | Victim Support

Kevin Tso, Victim Support’s Chief Executive says that Victim Support commends the appointment of New Zealand’s first Chief Victims Advisor, Dr Kim McGregor. More >>

Volunteers help the call for volunteers

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 8:40 am | Victim Support

Victim Support is delighted to have been accepted for eight different national projects as part of BNZ’s Closed for Good, when the bank shuts its branches for a day and up to 5500 staff help community organisations around New Zealand. More >>

Vital support for the people of Canterbury

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:09 am | Victim Support

Today The Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem Charitable Trust will make the first of three yearly donations of $10,000 to Victim Support for its work supporting the people of Canterbury as they continue to contend with the emotional and physical ... More >>

No holiday for victims

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:55 am | Victim Support

During this past December when the country was in holiday mode, Victim Support staff and volunteers were responding to a massive 30.9% increase in calls to support victims. Last December it received 4641 calls compared to 6074 this year. More >>

New Victim Grants A Great Response

Friday, 6 May 2011, 10:43 am | Victim Support

New financial assistance for victims announced by the Minister of Justice today have been welcomed by Victim Support as “a great response to the needs of victims of serious crime”. “Victims of serious crime face significant financial burdens ... More >>

Victim Support Postpones Annual Appeal

Monday, 28 February 2011, 4:13 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support announced today that they will be postponing all fundraising activities planned for their annual appeal this March. Chief Executive Tony Paine said that In light of the tragedy still unfolding in Christchurch the organization was unwilling ... More >>

Victim Support launches a new volunteer recruitment campaign

Sunday, 9 January 2011, 9:40 pm | Victim Support

Today Victim Support launched a new volunteer recruitment campaign. Built around the idea of repairing shattered lives in the aftermath of crime or trauma, the campaign features a series of compelling video clips that are complemented by a series of ... More >>

 

 

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