Losing a loved one to homicide (murder or manslaughter) is an extremely traumatic experience. Support can help you and your family and whānau deal with the impact of the crime.
It is important to find the support that is right for you. See the list of government and community services for people affected by homicide on this website or call the Victims Information Line on 0800 650 654.
Police will assign a victim liaison officer to your family. The victim liaison officer will make sure you know what is happening throughout the investigation and the court case. They will also be able to answer any questions you have. The victim liaison officer will tell you how to contact them.
Information in this section
This section has information about:
- what you need to know straight away, including information about identifying and seeing the body and making funeral arrangements
- support and assistance, including financial assistance
- the police investigation and court process,
- what to expect during the coronial process.
More information about homicide
- For people affected by homicide [PDF, 774 KB]
- When somebody dies suddenly [PDF, 968 KB] (Coronial Services)