The Ministry of Justice has developed a website to help support victim-survivors of sexual violence through the court process.

The website includes information on telling the Police and the investigation process including the medical examination. A downloadable court process diagram is also available as well as videos about the roles of people in court.

The website recognises that people will need information at different times and provides plain-language explanations of processes and legal terms. By equipping them and their family, whānau and supporters with this information, we hope to reduce the stress associated with going through the court system.

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Sexual Harm and Crisis Support Service Contact: Shannel Whare
 07 346 2096