Support for Young Victims of Crime

The Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program (yripp.org.au) is a Victorian State Government initiative that trains adult volunteers to support young people under eighteen-years who are victims of crime. Volunteers can attend police interviews when parents are unable, can help young people to understand their rights, can offer referral services and can ensure that young…

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Plea to fix ‘toothless’ victims of crime system

VICTIMS of crime desperately need help to negotiate a ”toothless” compensation system that only allows one in 10 victims to receive assistance, community legal services say. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has renewed calls for the state to appoint a crime victims’ commissioner, following revelations in Fairfax Media of the struggles of Nick Clarke,…

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Conduct Endangering Life – Corio Geelong

On Saturday 16-02-13 a taxi was struck by a rock while travelling along the Princes Highway in Corio injuring the twenty-two-year-old front seat passenger. The victim sustained a laceration to his left check amongst other facial injuries and was treated in hospital. Police believe that several teenagers may have been responsible for the random attack…

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