Court Services for Victims is a free and confidential service to help you take part in the court process, following a sexual harm crime.

Age: All ages. When supporting children, we work closely with caregivers

Region: District and High Courts across New Zealand


Court Services for Victims are delivered by Sexual Violence Victim Advisors, who are specialists in delivering services to victims of sexual harm crimes.

The service is available from the defendant's first day in court, until sentencing and through any appeals. Usually the same Victim Advisor will be assigned throughout the whole case.

Your Sexual Violence Victim Advisor can help you by:

  • advising you about your rights under the Victim's Rights Act 2002
  • providing information about your case
  • helping you take part in the court process

See here for more information.

This is not a counselling service; emotional support is available to you from other organisations.

How to Access:

Referrals come direct from Police. 

To contact a Sexual Violence Victim Advisor, phone Victims Information on 0800 650 654, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Referral, Contact us


No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation



Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly


Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Ask to speak to a Sexual Violence Victim Advisor in your area

This page was last updated at 2:23PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Court Services for Victims - Sexual Violence Victim Advisor.