The Justice Response to Victims of Crime

victim of crimeDepartment of Justice forum in Shepparton

Victims of Crime Awareness Week highlights the issues faced by people affected by crime, and raises awareness of the services, programs and laws in Victoria to help victims and their families.

This forum is open to anyone with an interest in victims rights and the criminal justice system. It is a great opportunity to learn about the services, rights and entitlements available to people affected by crime during their journey through the criminal justice system.

Hear from your local justice system and support service representatives (including Goulburn Valley CLC), and other Victoria-wide services for people affected by crime:

  • Department of Justice Hume
  • Victoria Police Shepparton
  • Magistrates’ Court
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
  • Hume Victims Assistance and Counselling Program
  • Victims Support Agency, Department of Justice
  • Witness Assistance Service, Office of Public Prosecutions

Victim advocate Noel McNamara will also share his experience of being affected by crime.

The forum will conclude with a light lunch and information stalls staffed by justice system and support service organisations.

Date & Venue

Thursday 14 November
9.00am – 2.00pm
Registrations from 8.30am
Morning tea and lunch provided

Sherbourne Terrace
109 Wyndham Street Shepparton
RSVP – Victims Support Agency, (03) 8684 6710 or
Please indicate if you require an interpreter or have dietary requirements as soon as possible.

Further Information

For more information on the justice system for people affected by crime, visit the Victims of Crime website: an excellent resource for people affected by crime and the people who support them. The site follows the journey of victims through the criminal justice system, provides detailed information about what to expect at each stage, and explains what support is available.


Photo credit: European Parliament / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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