Founded in June 1993, the Group was established when the parents of Anita Cobby and Ebony Simpson recognised the very real need organisation which could offer counselling, support and information to families and friends of homicide victims throughout NSW.
Currently we have approximately 3,100 families in the Group and sadly, that number grows on average every 3 days.
HVSG - HISTORY
The HVSG (Aust) Inc. has been instrumental in changing numerous pieces of legislation in the past nineteen years and are continuing to do so. When our families come up against problems or inequities, we work with them to change or improve things for the next victim. Although many of our “older” families experienced feelings of powerlessness in the past, they stood up and demanded many of the rights outlined below, changing legislation and public perception as they fought back. This fight for Reform was one of the founding objectives of the Homicide Victims’ Support Group (Aust) Inc.