VICTIMS OF CRIME ASSISTANCE AUSTRALIA WIDE
Victims of crime are entitled to financial compensation & other support to assist them to recover from the act of violence.
The amount of financial compensation & support available may vary from state to state.
Complete the enquiry form and you will be contacted to discuss your financial & other entitlements.
Victims of Crime INQUIRY FORM
1800 819 817 This is the official Victorian Government website for people affected by crime
.Get free information and support to help you recover from the effects of crime and guide you through the legal process.
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Victims of Crime in Victoria get Government funded financial compensation, counselling & other services to assist with your financial & emotional recovery.
For more information please CLICK HERE
or FREE CALL 1800 000 055
NEW SOUTH WALES
Welcome to Victims Services. We are part of the NSW Department of Justice.
We provide support and information for victims of crime.
You can use our website to find out how to access counselling and financial assistance and your rights as a victim.
For more information CLICK HERE
or FREE CALL 1800 633 063
The Queensland Homicide Victim Support Group aims to provide victims with services that are responsive, compassionate,
respectful and confidential to meet individual and family needs.
If you would like to speak to someone and find out how we can help please call the QHVSG on free call telephone
1800 208 005 during business hours.
For more information please CLICK HERE
For Victims and Witnesses of Crime
please CLICK HERE to access more support information
The Victim Support Service is a non-government, non-profit organisation that provides many services for victims of crime,
their family and friends, and for the wider community. These include counselling, provision of information about victims'
rights and criminal injuries compensation, court support and support groups.
Help with interpreters can be organised.
Services are confidential.
The Victim Support Service now has offices in country South Australia,
please see the contact list and Website details at the bottom of the following link >
CLICK HERE for Website and Contact list details
The Victim Support Service is committed to promoting the rights and addressing the needs of anyone who has suffered harm from crime.
The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime.
These services are provided by professional counselors and trained volunteers.
For further information and contact details State wide please CLICK HERE
The Victims of Crime Service was established through cooperation between the Department of Justice and
Tasmanian Police to meet the needs of victims of crime in Tasmania.
The Victims of Crime Service operates within the Victims Support Service, Department of Justice.
ABOUT THE VICTIMS CRIME SERVICE
The Victims of Crime Service supports people to deal with personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime,
to allow them to regain control of their lives. For more information please CLICK HERE
The Victims Support Service is part of the Department of Justice.
The unit is dedicated to victims of crime and was established in affiliation with Victim Support Australasia.
The Victims Support Service has offices located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie and aims to:
Provide initial emotional support and advice to victims
Assist victims who may need help to cope with traumatic symptoms
Refer victims to appropriate personal and community services
Assist victims through the police, court and legal process
Inform victims of Criminal Injuries Compensation issues, and
Provide information on the offender progress through the system.
To contact the Victims Support Service please phone 1300 663 773 (toll free).
or for further information please CLICK HERE
Victims of Crime Compensation Services
CRIME COMPENSATION: Victoria - South Australia - Queensland - Tasmania
Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services – Australia – provides a professional and confidential
compensation referral service to victims of crime throughout Australia.
The services provided to victims of crime may be free of charge and State Government Funded.
Victims of crime are entitled to financial compensation and support to assist them to recover from the act of violence.
The amount of financial compensation and support available to victims of crime may vary from state to
state within Australia up to $100K.
Please complete the inquiry form below now and we will contact you promptly to discuss your financial,
medical, counselling and other entitlements.
This is a FREE SERVICE and there are NO COSTS to victims of crime.
Crimes against people such as physical assault, sexual assault, sexual abuse, aggravated burglary, armed robbery,
child abuse, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, family violence, rape, murder, stalking, breach of Intervention Order,
bullying etc committed during the past two years and which have been reported to the police may be Compensatable.
Compensation may be provided for pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical, dental, surgical,
ambulance, travelling and other similar expenses.
VICTIMS OF CRIME ENQUIRY FORM
Victims of Crime – Treatment & Support
Crime Compensation complete the ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM or call 1800 000 055
Victims of crime may suffer from a variety of psychological injuries following criminal trauma including:
Acute Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Complicated Grief Disorder
Together with functional impairment including:
Interpersonal, social, vocational, educational and/or recreational impairment.
Together with comorbidities including:
Victims of Crime quick questionnaire:
1. Have you avoided being reminded of the experience by staying away from certain places, people and activities?
2. Have you lost interest in activities that were once important or enjoyable?
3. Have you felt more distant or isolated from other people?
4. Have you found it harder to feel love or affection for other people?
5. Have you felt that there is no point planning for the future?
6. Have you had more trouble than usual with sleep?
7. Have you become jumpy or easily startled by ordinary noise or movements?
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your experience please contact us.
Treatment for victims of crime may involve the provision of the following:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Stress Innoculation Training
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Psychological First Aid
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Recovery from the trauma of being a victim of crime involves the confrontation of the trauma in such a way that promotes learning
how to cope with the psychological sequelae and fostering resilience.
Victims of crime need to be encouraged and taught how to:
1. Confront the memory of the traumatic experience.
2. Confront situations, people or places that they have been avoiding.
3. Identify, challenge and modify any distorted beliefs resulting from the traumatic incident.
Victims of Crime who are having difficulties dealing with their experience should contact Victims of
Crime Counselling & Compensation Services.