A specialist feature of our service is the provision of crisis intervention support in homicide incidents, search and rescue operations, major road and rail disasters, air disasters, major industrial accidents and civil emergencies.
Victim Support prides itself on providing a workforce of professional volunteer support workers and staff. The provision of quality training for all our volunteer workers is a priority ensuring that a high quality standard of service delivery is always maintained.
The Christchurch Victim Support Group pioneered, then formed a Court Group, which assists prosecution witnesses through the court process and a Homicide Group. Both groups are now a national identity. The Homicide Group in particular has been supported by the Police with the volunteer workers being trained at the Police College at Porirua.
Christchurch Victim Support has 75 volunteers. Specifically they have :
Crime accidents and emergencies can effect any one of us without warning. You don't need to cope alone. Victim Support is always here to help.
If you wish to contact Victim Support you can contact them by phoning their 24 hour answer phone on +64 3 3796767 or if it is urgent you can contact your local Police Station and request the assistance of Victim Support