Crime Compensation – Health Effects

A recent study has further emphasized the importance of early intervention post injury and how this impacts on those seeking compensation. This study completed in mid-2013 and conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, examined the relationship between mental health, compensation and health outcomes over a six year period.…

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Victims Support Agency – Restrictive Trade Practices

According to Section 45 – of the Trades Practices Act arrangements or understandings restricting dealings or affecting competition are illegal. It has been suggested that the Victims Support Agency (VSA) has been restricting free market place competition for the delivery of services to victims of crime now for some eight years. If a victim of…

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Victims Support Agency (VSA) – Mission Statement

Victims Support Agency (VSA) is responsible for coordinating a whole of government approach to services for victims of crime and for representing the voice of victims within the Justice system. It provides practical assistance to help victims recover from the effects of crime and is pivotal in linking the service system so victims don’t need…

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Victims Support Agency (VSA) – Counselling Services

Des Pearson, Victorian Auditor-General, criticised  the Victims Support Agency stating that the waiting time to receive counselling under this model can be up to five months and that the quality of counselling services provided varied. http://www.audit.vic.gov.au/publications/2010-11/20110209-VoC.pdf For victims of crime, especially violent crime, it is important that they receive support and redress soon after the…

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Armed Robbery – Newtown

On Tuesday the 17-12-13 at around 10.30 pm two offenders entered the Newtown supermarket via the front doors carrying firearms and wearing balaclavas. One offender threatened a staff member while the other offender grabbed the cash register drawer before running from the supermarket. Geelong CIU are investigating the armed robbery. Victims of crime for financial…

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