The Victim Support Service is available at any court in Western Australia including the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court.
The Victim Support Service is a voluntary and free service available to victims of crime.
Under the Victims of Crime Act 1994, victims are defined as:
– people who suffer injury or loss as a direct result of an offence
– any member of the immediate family where an offence results in the death of an individual.
Trained staff can assist with:
- Counselling and support
- Accessing services such as counselling, legal, medical and other relevant services
- Information on the status of police investigations
- Information about ongoing court matters and preparing for court and in court support
- Help to write a victim impact statement
- Help with enquiries about your rights in the criminal justice system, including criminal injuries compensation claims.