Most people do not expect to become a victim of crime. The experience can be very difficult, and it is important that the victim is treated with compassion, courtesy and respect.
If you become a victim of crime, the Department of the Attorney General's Victim Support Service offers confidential counselling and support services to victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. It is not necessary for a person to be charged with an offence for you to be eligible for help from the Victim Support Service.
The Government of Western Australia's Victims of Crime website provides information on where to get support, answers to commonly asked questions and information about issues that may be encountered.
The Department of Corrective Services provides mediation between victims and offenders through the Victim-Offender Mediation Unit.Victims can be advised of the offender's movement, release or escape from custody through the Victim Notification Register.
A victim impact statement is a victim's written account of how a crime has affected them.
A victim impact statement may be the only opportunity a victim has to tell the court how a crime affects them.
For help filling out a Victim Impact Statement, download the brochure below.
For more general information about victim impact statement, visit the victim impact statement section on the Court and Tribunal Services website.
Last updated: 23-Jun-2014
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