Discussion in 'New South Wales' started by imamaze, Jul 12, 2009.
Links to advocates and crime victim resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resourses
The Homicide Victims Support Group
Homicide Victims Support Group (Aust) Inc was formed in 1993 to provide support, counselling and information for families and friends affected by homicide in NSW.
The Group has three main aims:
SUPPORT To provide support, information and counseling for families and friends affected by the murder of a loved one.
EDUCATION To educate the general community and professional bodies about the needs of people affected by homicide and to increase effective communication between all parties that come into contact with families of homicide victims, thus promoting understanding.
REFORM To promote the interests and rights of families of homicide victims, lobbying for legislative change wherever inequities or loopholes exist.
HVSG Mission Statement
To provide a free, confidential service to families and friends of homicide victims that meets the diversity of needs through counselling, support and information.
Victim Services Lawlink NSW
Victims Services is part of the Department of Justice and Attorney General in New South Wales.
We provide support and information for victims of crime in New South Wales.
On this website you will find information about how to access counselling, compensation and victims rights.
The Justice Journey section of this website helps victims of crime navigate their way through the justice process including what to do when a crime is committed, reporting crime and going to court as a witness.
Victims of crime in New South Wales have a Charter of Victims Rights (the Charter) to protect and promote their rights. The NSW Government has recently amended the Charter, strengthening the way rights are expressed. An additional right has been added to the Charter The right to be informed about making a complaint if you think that the Charter has been breached.
Before, the Charter applied only to government agencies. Now it has been made to apply to a wider range of service providers, such as non-government agencies and contractors funded by the State.
To support these changes a code of practice or guidelines will be developed to guide the implementation of the Charter.
In coming weeks and months, there will be more information on this website about these changes.
The Charter of Victims Rights outlines 18 rights for victims of crime in NSW including their rights to:
Be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect;
Information about, and access to, welfare, health, counselling and legal services, where available;
Information about the investigation and prosecution of the offender; and
Protection from the offender and protection of privacy.
Depending on the victims situation and whether the crime involved violence or threat of violence, the victim may also have the right to:
Make a Victim Impact Statement;
Be listed on a Victims Register;
Make a submission to the Parole Authority or Corrective Services; and
Apply for counselling and/or claim compensation.
Care and Protection Services
Care and Protection services is responsible for facilitating coordination across government for the care and protection of children and young people. Care and Protection services and an After Hours service, provide a continuum of service delivery to children and young people considered at risk of serious harm.
Centralised Intake Service - Are you concerned about a child? refer to Reporting Child Abuse, Keeping Children and Young People Safe [PDF 5.2MB]
Ph: 1300 556 728
Fax: 6205 0641
Email Child Protection Reports
Ph: 1300 556 729
Fax: 6205 0648
After Hours Crisis Services
Ph: 1300 556 729
New South Wales Domestic Violence Victims Support
Pro Bono Resource Centre
Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Separate names with a comma.