Victim Support is a community organisation that helps people hurt by crime and other trauma. Victim Support's volunteers give up their time and use their life experience, training and skills to support people in their community dealing with some of life's greatest challenges: the aftermath of crime or other trauma like suicide or fatal accidents. We provide emotional and practical support, information, financial assistance, referral to other support services and advocacy for victims' rights. This helps victims and their families find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma. It helps them deal with, and participate in, the criminal justice system. It helps them be in control of getting their lives back on track and ensures they get the services they need and their rights upheld. Victim Support's 1000+ volunteers and 130 paid staff are available 24/7, 365 days of the year in over 70 locations throughout New Zealand. Victim Support is an independent charitable trust that works closely with the NZ Police.