Homicide changes our world suddenly and heartbreakingly
It's not a pretty word but it's real...
QHVSG is here for you...
“As Patron of the Queensland Homicide Victims’ Support Group (QHVSG) I am honoured to welcome you to QHVSG’s online information portal. In a perfect world, there would be no need for QHVSG; however life is unpredictable and not always perfect. It is not until you are close to the families of a homicide victim that you have an appreciation of the lasting legacy caused by such a devastating act. I encourage you to explore the information contained within these pages and to reach out to QHVSG if you or someone you know has been affected by homicide” Patron, Ian Stewart APM – Commissioner of Police, Queensland Police Service
In partnership with family, friends and other community and government agencies, QHVSG provides responsive, practical and moral support to those left behind following homicide, led by the experiences of other living victims. We educate surviving victims, ourselves and all sectors of our community about the impacts homicide has on individuals and the community as a whole. QHVSG is the brand custodian for ONE PUNCH CAN KILL (OPCK) a nationally recognised community awareness campaign aimed at educating young people about the consequences of violence. QHVSG’s fundraising arm Daisy Chain Foundation manages all matters relating to corporate sponsorship, PR and events management for QHVSG and OPCK.
QHVSG uses a number of terms throughout this site that are reflective and symbolic of the homicide experience. Some of these include:
Please feel free to explore our website and contact us if there is a particular area where you may require further assistance.
QHVSG is one of Queensland’s most highly regarded community support services and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of its members and the wider community. To achieve this we host regular community awareness initiatives, legislative reviews, fundraising events, member activities, and media communications. We encourage you to subscribe to our e-newsletter or to bookmark this website, which will provide you with regular updates on what we are doing and how you can get involved.