VOCAT – Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

The VOCAT Application Process VOCAT is an administrative tribunal within the Court, constituted by members who are also magistrates of the Court. This means victims of crime gain acknowledgement of their experiences by a judicial officer in the criminal justice system, but in the more flexible, informal and intimate manner afforded by an administrative tribunal.…

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SupportLink

SupportLink provides a national referral and diversion gateway for police and other emergency services to participate in early intervention. The role of SupportLink is to: Establish and support formal referral partnerships with government and non government agencies for police to refer to. Provide a single referral and diversion gateway for operational police. Monitor and support…

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Violent Crimes – Under Reported?

In 2010- 2011 Victoria police were sent out to 25,000 more assaults, including physical assaults, brawls, domestic arguments and neighbourhood disputes, in Melbourne and Geelong by triple-0 dispatchers than were recorded in Victoria Police crime figures according to the Herald Sun. Since the 2009 findings that police had abused recording procedures to improve crime clearance…

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