Welcome to AdVIC. We are Advocates (Ad) who campaign for greater rights for Victims (VIC) of Homicide, their families and friends. We bring together families bereaved by homicide including those affected by Murder, Manslaughter and Fatal Assault, and provide information and services for those people.
AdVIC is a national, non-profit registered charity (CHY16399). We were founded in 2005 by a group of families trying to cope with the unlawful violent killing of a family member. We at AdVIC understand the issues faced by families following the homicide of their loved ones, as all our members have suffered a similar tragedy.
AdVIC was formed to ensure that the rights of families of homicide victims are not ignored within the Criminal Justice System and to bring about a fairer, more balanced system for such families. We are not affiliated with any religious or political organisation, and hold no ideology beyond the right of victims and survivors to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Since 2005, regular meetings with the different agencies of the criminal justice system and intensive media work on issues relating to families of homicide victims has established AdVIC as a well respected victims right groups.
Following a homicide, bereaved families may feel very isolated and misunderstood.
AdVIC aim to offer help and support to anyone who has been affected by homicide.
This may have been recent and we would encourage you to contact AdVIC early on in your journey through the Criminal Justice System as we can inform you and we provide many services as you will discover when you visit our website
It may also be years since you were affected by homicide but, it is never too late to seek assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us as we can help with many issues including referral to our subsidised counselling.
AdVIC receives funding from
And donations from the public and families bereaved by homicide.
The information available in this website is intended as a guide only. It does not purport to be, nor should it be relied upon as, advice.