Functions of the Commissioner
The statutory functions of the Victims of Crime Commissioner are set out in section 11 of the Act.
Section 11 - Functions
The commissioner has the following functions in connection with the administration of justice:
(a) to manage the victims services scheme and any other program for the benefit of victims;
(b) to advocate for the interests of victims;
(c) to monitor and promote compliance with the governing principles;
(d) to ensure concerns and formal complaints about non-compliance with the governing principles are dealt with promptly and effectively;
(e) to ensure the provision of efficient and effective services for victims;
(f) to consult on and promote reforms to meet the interests of victims;
(g) to develop educational and other programs to promote awareness of the interests of victims;
(h) to distribute information about the operation of this Act and the commissioner’s functions;
(i) to ensure that victims receive information and assistance they need in connection with their involvement in the administration of justice;
(j) to encourage and facilitate cooperation between agencies involved in the administration of justice with respect to victims;
(k) to advise the Minister on matters relating to the interests of victims;
(l) any other function given to the commissioner under this Act or another territory law.
Note: A provision of a law that gives an entity (including a person) a function also gives the entity powers necessary and convenient to exercise the function (see , s 196 and dict, pt 1, def entity).