Co-Location Supports Victims of Crime

Posted on: 04/03/2016

We have played an active role in the Victims Assistance Program since 1999 and our experience has shown that a flexible and responsible service as soon as possible after a crime is reported is critical to a victim’s wellbeing.

Recently the Department of Justice and Regulations began a new initiative of locating some Victims Assistance Program counsellors actually in police stations. We now have staff located in the Gippsland and Frankston Police stations two days a week. As well as improving the wellbeing of victims, the response from police staff at these stations has been extremely positive.

“My counsellor has been one of the most important supports I have had throughout this whole process. She is amazing. I now see things from a completely different perspective.

I am on the lookout now too - next time I am in a relationship, I will be able to recognise the signs of domestic violence and I won’t let myself get stuck in that sort of position again.”

A witness at the Royal Commission into Family Violence about one of our VAP counsellors

To find out more about our services for victims of crime, violence or trauma fill in the form below, call our team on 1300 946 337 or visit here.

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