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As a victim of crime, making decisions can be difficult and confusing. It is important to know how or where to get information and support. During this difficult time, it is vital that a victim is treated with courtesy, compassion and respect.

The Government of Western Australia is committed to responding to the needs of victims of crime, and those who are indirectly affected by that crime, such as families, friends and/or colleagues.

This website is an initiative of the Victims of Crime Reference Group and the State Government. It is designed to help victims of crime, their families and others by providing answers to the most commonly asked questions and issues encountered.

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Services for victims of crime

Important COVID-19 information for visitorsDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Justice is working to maintain services for victims of crime. Victims of crime are asked to contact the Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime on 9264 9877 in the first instance and they will be directed to the service they need.













New laws target strangulation, family violence
Choking or suffocating an intimate partner is a critical form of family and domestic violence that becomes a specific criminal offence from 1 October 2020. [05/10/2020]

Legal Aid increases help to Western Australians
Legal Aid WA (LAWA) is urging West Australians, who may be affected by family violence, to know that they can still get help during the COVID-19 crisis. [01/04/2020]

New intimate image laws – public forum
The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime is undertaking a series of regional public forums to raise awareness around the new intimate image laws and to give parents and other community members the opportunity to ask questions of the Acting Commissioner on this and/or other victim related topics. Refer to public forum dates. [03/05/2019]

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