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Services for Victims of Crime

The links on this page link you directly with the websites of these services.

WA Government Website for Victims

  • Reporting a crime
  • Obtaining urgent assistance
  • Information about services for victims, including where to get counselling and support
  • Going to court
  • Claiming compensation
  • Safety and protection
  • Helping children who are victims of crime
  • A Guide to the Media for Victims of Crime (Department of Justice publication)

Victim Support Service

  • Information on the status of police investigations
  • Information about court proceedings
  • Help to write a Victim Impact Statement
  • Counselling and Support
  • Support during court proceedings
  • Information about, and referral to, other services
  • Understanding your rights within the criminal justice system
  • Help with enquiries about criminal injuries compensation

Child Witness Service 

  • Reduces trauma
  • Keeps the family fully informed about the progress of the case through the courts
  • Helps children prepare victim impact statements
  • Advocates on behalf of the child

Family Violence Service

  • Help to discuss issues and the options to deal with the issues
  • Assistance to develop a safety plan
  • Help to complete court related documents
  • Help to prepare for court
  • In court support
  • Information about ongoing court matters
  • Help to access other service

Homicide Victims Support Group 

  • Meets as a group once a month
  • Provides support
  • Provides information
  • Aims to enhance communication

Interpreter Services

  • If you need help to speak to us if English is not your first language, please contact us and we will arrange an interpreter for you.

Last updated: 30-Mar-2020

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