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Easter shutdown 2022 - Last updated: 14-04-2022

The Human Rights Commission and Victim Support ACT will close from 5pm Thursday 14 April, re-opening at 9am on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

Response to recommendation 15 from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Steering Committee’s report - Last updated: 23-03-2022

The ACT Government is commencing a review into a number of sexual assault cases that were reported to ACT Policing between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2021

Holiday shutdown hours 2020 - Last updated: 27-11-2020

Victim Support ACT will be closed from 3pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and re-open on Friday 4 January 2020 at 9am.

COVID-19 Service Message - Last updated: 23-03-2020
The health and safety of our community is the priority of the ACT Human Rights Commission. We are taking the necessary steps to minimise any risk to community members accessing our services, as well as our staff.

Service Provider Guidelines - Last updated: 05-03-2020
VS ACT Service Provider Guidelines which have been amended.

Holiday shutdown hours - Last updated: 06-12-2019

Victim Support ACT will be closed from 3pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-open on Thursday 2 January 2020 at 9am.

National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse - Last updated: 02-07-2018

Have your say about rights for victims of crime in the ACT - Last updated: 02-07-2018

Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury opened public consultation to develop the ACT's first Charter of Rights on Friday 22 June.  ACT Government is seeking your feedback at www.yoursay.act.gov.au

Victims of Crime Commissioner Heidi Yates encourages victims of crime in the ACT to share their views with the ACT Government to inform the development of the Charter.  The previous Victims of Crime Commissioner published a Consultation Report in December 2017 highlighting important insights based on early consultation with victims of crime.

New Victims of Crime Commissioner - Last updated: 20-03-2018

Ms Heidi Yates has been appointed the new Victims of Crime Commissioner for the ACT.  She commenced work on Monday 19 March 2018.

The ACT Human Rights Commission and Victim Support ACT warmly welcome Ms Yates.

Barbera's Story: Applying for a protection order - Last updated: 12-12-2017

Barbera* experienced workplace sexual harassment and applied for a personal protection order.  She let us put her story on our website to help other's who have similar experiences, to remind them that it's not their fault, and to provide helpful advice about what to do prepare for protection order hearings.