​Programs and Community Initiatives


    Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (FFMPU)

    The Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit (FFMPU) is the only service of its kind in Australia.   We provide free and confidential support, counselling, information and referrals to families and friends of missing people who live in New South Wales (NSW) or where the person went missing or last resided in NSW.

    For more information, see the Families and Friends of Missing Persons page.

    Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot

    The Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot (the pilot) introduces two initiatives to assist child victims of sexual offences engage with the criminal justice system. These initiatives are:

    • Pre-recording of the entire evidence, and
    • Children's Champions (Witness Intermediaries)

    For more information, see the Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot page.

    National Redress Scheme

    The NSW Government has opted into the National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.  

    The Scheme can provide people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse with a monetary payment, counselling and direct personal responses from institutions. 

    For more information, see the National Redress Scheme page.

    Victims of Crime Clearinghouse

    The Victims of Crime Clearinghouse Research database contains summaries and publication details of journal articles, conference papers, research reports and other items that examine the needs of victims of crime and how they can be assisted.

    To access the clearinghouse, see the Victims of Crime Clearinghouse page.