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Victim Support Urges Victims To Seek Help Even If They Don’t Report Crime

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:03 am | Victim Support

Crime victims are being urged to seek support even if they don’t report the crime. Victim Support, the charity that supported more than 43,000 victims of crime, trauma and suicide last year, says the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey released today ... More >>

Media Statement From Lorraine Scanlon, Chair Of The National Board Of Victim Support

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 10:37 am | Victim Support

Today, the National Board of Victim Support welcomed the findings and recommendations from an independent investigation that looked into the organisation’s workplace. Lorraine Scanlon, Chair of the National Board of Victim Support says “The Board ... More >>

Victim Support Urges Awareness Of Controlling Elationships Before Abuse Escalates

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 10:47 am | Victim Support

Victim Support is concerned that New Zealanders are not getting the help they need because they are unaware that they are victims of family violence. The Ministry of Justice’s “ Patterns of Victimisation by Family Members and Help-seeking by Victims” ... More >>

Law Change A Huge Step Forward For Victims

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 12:26 pm | Victim Support

The voices of victims of legally insane defendants have finally been heard, says Victim Support. Last night Parliament passed the Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders Bill, giving victims of the legally insane, or “special patients”, rights comparable ... More >>

Justice Reports Shows Public Want To Put Victims First

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:20 am | Victim Support

New Zealanders are calling for victims to receive a fairer share of funding in our justice system according to survey results released today by the Ministry of Justice, says Victim Support. Up to 78 per cent of respondents to the 2019 Public Survey of ... More >>

Victim Support Welcomes Bill To Strengthen Rights For Victims Of Insane Offenders

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:59 am | Victim Support

The passing of the first reading of MP Louise Upston’s Rights of Victims of Insane Offenders Bill is welcome news for victims, says Victim Support. The Bill aims to ensure victims of legally insane offenders are treated the same as other victims ... More >>

Victim Support To Distribute Additional Funds To Victims Of Christchurch Terror Attacks

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 1:04 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support today announced it is making a further donation distribution to victims of the Christchurch terror attacks. The organisation will distribute $655,890 as lump sum cash payments to victims on the Police list. The funds are made up of unsolicited ... More >>

H&J Smith Group Sets Out Proposal To Secure The Long-term Future Of Its Retail Division

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 7:05 am | Victim Support

To secure its long-term future, the H&J Smith Group is proposing to reduce the size of its retail division. The H&J Smith Retail Division is the general merchandise division of the H&J Smith Group. It comprises six H&J ... More >>

More Support For Victims Needed To Reduce Harm, Says Victim Support

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 11:46 am | Victim Support

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 ... More >>

In Safe Hands: How Victim Support's 24-hour Phone Line Switched To Remote Working

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:27 pm | Victim Support

The Victim Support Contact Service is the first line of support for victims all over New Zealand, 24/7, 365 days a year. More >>

One Week On: Victim Support Is Open For Business

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 4:08 pm | Victim Support

As New Zealand reaches the end of its first week of lockdown, Victim Support is reassuring victims and the general public that access to its full range of support services continues to be available during the COVID-19 lockdown. Victim Support says ... More >>

Statement From Victim Support On Christchurch Terror Attack Plea Change

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 12:56 pm | Victim Support

Confirmation that the gunman at the centre of the Christchurch terror attacks has this morning changed his plea to guilty on all 92 charges is welcome news for the victims, their families, and all New Zealanders. For many victims, it will be difficult ... More >>

Justice reforms must do more than tick boxes for victims

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 8:31 am | Victim Support

The justice system must move beyond a “tick-box” culture and begin offering genuine justice for victims, according to research released by Victim Support today. The key message from Victim Support’s research Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs ... More >>

True impact masked by suicide statistics

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 5:17 pm | Victim Support

Karen McLeay, Acting Chief Executive for Victim Support, says the true impacts of New Zealand’s growing suicide numbers run much deeper than today’s suicide statistics show. More >>

Research shows victims’ voices can’t be ignored

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:17 pm | Victim Support

Victim Support says research released today shows it’s time to take action and put victims at the heart of the justice system. More >>

Mosque Attack Survivors urged to access counselling

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:43 am | Victim Support

With the distribution of $13.2 million in donations to the survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks completed in June, Victim Support is working with the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB), local General Practice teams, and local counselling agencies ... More >>

Speech to victims of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 5:21 pm | Victim Support

Welcome. Thank you for joining me today. I would also like to welcome our support workers. It has been 16 weeks since the mosque attacks. I recognise the fifty-one who are not with us. Please accept my very sincere condolences We are here today ... More >>

Victim Support completes donations to ChCh victims

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:37 pm | Victim Support

Victims Support today advised victims of the Christchurch Mosque attacks on the completion of donations from its Givealittle page fundraising, as well as other donations made. Kevin Tso, Chief Executive of Victim Support stated: “This unprecedented ... More >>

Victim Support listens to the Christchurch victims’ voices

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 3:04 pm | Victim Support

This week Victim Support prepares to announce plans for the last distribution of donated funds to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso states: “I want to thank the victims for their bravery, their ... More >>

Last chance to donate: Victim Support’s Christchurch Appeal

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 8:32 pm | Victim Support

Last chance to donate to Victim Support’s Christchurch Appeal, donations still flowing in Following months of generous support from the public, Victim Support will close its Givealittle page at 11.59pm tomorrow, 30 May. The page has raised almost ... More >>