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Victims of Crime Reference Group

The Victims of Crime Reference Group was established by the Attorney General to address victim-related issues and to help improve justice services to victims of crime in Western Australia.

The Reference Group has been set up to advise Government on ways to make practical changes to the courts and legal system in the interests of victims. It is chaired by the Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Ms Jennifer Hoffman and includes six victims of crime, the manager of Victim Support & Child Witness Service in the Department of the Attorney General, and representatives from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, WA Police and the Department of Corrective Services.

It is the group's responsibility to:

  • advise the Attorney General on policies about how victims are to be treated, support services for victims and entitlements of victims;
  • consult victims, community victim groups and Government agencies on issues and policies concerning victims; and
  • promote legislative, administrative or other reforms to meet the needs of victims.

The group makes recommendations about victims' issues to help make the criminal justice process less distressing for victims of crime and their families.

It aims to ensure a better coordinated approach to the development of victims' issues and the delivery of justice services to victims of crime.

Contact details

Victims of Crime Reference Group
PO Box 6702
Phone: (08) 9425 2850
Freecall: 1800 818 988

Last updated: 12-Apr-2019

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