Contributor: Thracy Vinga, Barrister
Victims of crime can recover compensation from a tribunal. The amounts are limited to maximums set out in the legislation; the victim’s own criminal history and access to other compensation are taken into account. There are services for primary, secondary and related victims of crime, including a helpline and a referral service, counselling, and a network of assistance programs that respond to a crisis in person and by telephone. There must be an act of violence causing injury, reported in reasonable time. This chapter also outlines the claims procedure.
This section includes the following topics:
- Summary of legal options
- Legislation overview
- Assistance for victims of crime
- Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
- Recovering compensation from the offender