About Us

Victims Support Services is part of the Department of Justice and began operation on 1 July 2001. The Unit is dedicated to victims of crime.

We are responsible for:

  • the administration of the Eligible Persons Register (previously known as the Victims Register) and the provision of information to victims from that Register
  • liaison between the victim and other divisions of the Department of Justice
  • operation and management of the Victims of Crime Service
  • provision of information to victims regarding court processes
  • the provision of the Court Support and Liaison Service for victims of family violence (as part of the 'Safe at Home' project)
  • administration of Victims of Crime Assistance (financial assistance for victims of crime) and the provision of assistance to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioners.
What We Do
  • The Eligible Persons Register (previously known as the Victims Register)
  • Applications for Victims of Crime Assistance (financial assistance)
  • Court Support & Liaison Service for victims of family violence (a 'Safe at Home' program)
  • Victim Impact Statements to the court and Parole Board
  • Information on the progress of cases through court including the outcome
  • explanation of processes within the justice system including, court processes, prison system, parole board activities, classification board, leave applications including types of leave, terminology used etc.
  • Access to government services available to victims of crime
  • Access to services provided by non-government organisations
  • Information on support services available to victims of crime