VICTIMS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Support For Victims of Crime Ph: 1300 033 818

 

Information and practical supports for victims of a violent crime against a person, their families or anyone affected by violent crime including family violence, sexual assault, physical assault and homicide.

If you are a victim of a violent crime, help is available through the Victims Assistance Program (VAP). VAP will assign a Case Manager to help you manage the effects of the crime by providing you with services tailored to your needs.

This service is available for direct victims of violent crime, to those who witness, or provide assistance at the scene of a violent crime and family members of affected victims.

Victims Assistance also employs a Koori Engagement Worker who is available to provide confidential and culturally sensitive support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime in the community.

Depending on each individual’s needs, the following services are available:

  • Referrals to additional support services, such as solicitors, counselling and therapeutic services
  • Assistance with information about the criminal justice system
  • Advocacy on the Victims behalf
  • Supporting the Victim in making statements to police and courts
  • Providing support at court and VOCAT hearings
  • Assisting with preparation of Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Clients & Practitioners

Referrals into this program are accepted directly through our Centacare Victims Assistance Program Central Contact Line
1300 033 818 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)

You can also access further information and support from the The Victims of Crime Helpline Phone: 1800 819 817 open seven days a week 8am – 11pm.

If you require assistance and support in regard to the Bourke Street incident please call 1300 033 818.

SERVICES OFFERED AT:

OTHER SERVICES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:

FUNDING BODIES:

Department of Justice

Department of Justice and Regulation

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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