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Help for victims of crime

If you or someone you care about is the victim of a crime, there's support and help available.

Support for victims

Victim support provides the following services:

  • emotional and practical support
  • information
  • financial assistance
  • referral to other support services
  • advocacy for victims rights.

The Victims Code

The Victims Code sets out how you can expect to be treated when you are a victim of crime. The code includes:

  • standards of service you can expect from government agencies
  • your rights in the criminal justice system and the youth justice system
  • how you can make a complaint if you believe your rights are not being met.

More information about the Victims Code

Financial assistance

You may be able to get financial assistance to help you cover some of the costs related to the crime.

Financial assistance

Child witnesses

How parents and whānau can support a young witness through the legal system.

Child witnesses

Police support

If you are the victim of serious crime you will have a police officer assigned to your case. This person will be able to keep you up-to-date with what is happening right through the investigation.

Information for victims of crime


It’s extremely traumatic to lose a loved one in a homicide. Support can help as your family and whānau deal with the impacts of the crime.


Sexual violence

The effects of sexual violence can be traumatic and long-lasting. Everyone reacts differently and needs different kinds of support.

Sexual violence

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