Victims services and support
We provide support services, including free counselling and financial assistance to victims of crime. Victims have rights which are set out in the Charter of Victims Rights, which includes the right to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect. In this section, find out about support services for children, victims of sexual assault and other crimes, and families and friends of missing persons. You can also find out more about victims rights and how to get support throughout the justice system.
An updated Support for a family member of a homicide victim application and brochure along with a new guide to help family members understand their entitlements is on the forms page.
The NSW Department of Justice is conducting a review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 (NSW). Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make submissions to the review.
The 2016 Victims and Justice National Conference is being held in Melbourne on the 8th and 9th August 2016.