We provide ongoing emotional support to people who find themselves lost the criminal justice system, and providing ongoing support to our clients while they experience the legal process is an essential part of the Victim Support Unit’s work. We assist clients through apprehended violence orders matters, Local Court hearings, District and Supreme Courts trials, Victim Impact Statements, Mental Health Review Tribunals, Coroner’s Court matters, Family Court and Children’s Court matters.
This imbalance between offender and victims rights (Offender vs Victims Rights) is hard for our clients to understand, and often is another layer of trauma they experience. People often have many questions that at times when they can’t make contact with police or the DPP. Keeping our clients informed about the process helps to manage their stress, anxiety and vulnerability.