Welcome to Victim Support ACT.
Victim Support ACT is a service that can help victims of crime to cope with the impact of what has happened, and can help them access their rights and entitlements.
Victim Support ACT has two main services. The Victims Services Scheme (VSS) provides support, counselling and other services. The Justice Advocacy Unit (JAU) will help with information, advocacy and assistance with the criminal justice system, your rights and entitlements.
Both services work together to meet victims' needs.
For more information or assistance, please contact us.
If you are a victim of institutional child sexual abuse and are considering making a submission to the Commission you can call their general enquiries line on 1800 099 340 for information on making a submission.
When you call the number they will register your interest in the Commission – you can do this with the customer relations representative who answers the phone or you can ask to do this with a counsellor. After you register an officer will call you back to find out more about the information you are after. The officer will talk to you about your options in relation to making a submission including whether you want to make a formal submission and whether or not you want to do this verbally or in writing – you can also elect to meet the officer in person.
You may also decide that you do not want to make a formal submission but just want to inform the Commission of your experience.
For more information visit:: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/…
The Commonwealth Government has opened a free, national legal advisory service for people engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The service: Knowmore provides confidential advice over the phone or face to face on how to go about providing information to the Royal Commission. The service will also advise people about other important legal issues such as witness and informant protections, the availability of compensation or other forms of action or redress, and the implications of existing confidentiality agreements.