The Victoria Police SupportLink Project is a computer-based program system to assist police to make referrals to social support service to assist victims of crime in receiving assistance.
In 2010 only about 15% of all eligible victims of crime made a claim through Crimes Compensation in Victoria. What this means is that some 85% of victims of crime, approximately 30,000 individuals, paid for their own medical and dental expenses, counselling, loss of wages and other expenses, when they are actually already paying a state administered insurance premium for such expenses, called Crimes Compensation.
I totally agree with the Coalition for Safer Communities that not only the police but all other relevant organizations need to be far more proactive in informing victims of crime of their entitlements. Victims whom are shown prompt community support are those who are more like to recover more quickly from the effects of crime.