State of National Emergency important notice

State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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What services are available to victims of crime?

What services are available to victims of crime?

Information about what services are available for crime victims can be found on the Victims Information website.

Victim Support provides 24-hour emotional support, personal advocacy and information to all people affected by crime and trauma throughout New Zealand.

Visit the website of Victim Support. Where a Police prosecution occurs the court victim advisers (employed by the Courts) offer free, confidential and professional services to victims of crime

The role of court victim advisers is to:

  • provide information to victims about the case that relates to them
  • advise victims about their rights in the court process
  • help victims participate in the court system.

A court victim adviser will contact you after the defendant’s first appearance in court. Or you can contact an Adviser through your local court.