Story: Victims of crime

Victims of Offences Act pamphlet

 Victims of Offences Act pamphlet

The Victims of Offences Act 1987 was ground-breaking because it gave victims of crime rights to health, welfare and legal assistance. This 1987 pamphlet explained the act's provisions. It was the first of a number of initiatives to provide victims with information, which now include a Victims Information website.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Victims of crime - Supporting victims, 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018