Victims Assistance Program

Information and practical supports for victims of a violent crime against a person, their families or anyone affected by violent crime including family violence, sexual assault, physical assault and homicide.

If you are a victim of a violent crime, help is available through the Victims Assistance Program (VAP). VAP will assign a Case Manager to help you manage the effects of the crime by providing you with services tailored to your needs.

This service is available for direct victims of violent crime, to those who witness, or provide assistance at the scene of a violent crime and family members of affected victims.

Victims Assistance also employs a Koori Engagement Worker who is available to provide confidential and culturally sensitive support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime in the community.

Depending on each individual’s needs, the following services are available:

  • Referrals to additional support services, such as solicitors, counselling and therapeutic services
  • Assistance with information about the criminal justice system
  • Advocacy on the Victims behalf
  • Supporting the Victim in making statements to police and courts
  • Providing support at court and VOCAT hearings
  • Assisting with preparation of Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board.


Listing details

Address: Suite 1, 15 Yarra Street, Geelong 3220 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Community group or not-for-profit – incorporated
Website: www.centacareballarat.org.au

Phone: 03 5223 0346
Fax: 03 5246 6444

Referral: Referrals into this program are accepted directly through our Centacare Victims Assistance Program Central Contact Line on 1300 033 818 (Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm).