Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Victims Assistance Program

If you are the victim of a violent crime, help is available through the Victims Assistance Program (VAP). Our role as part of VAP is to help you to deal with and recover from the effects of the crime by providing you with services tailored to your needs. We can help you in a number of ways: •Emotional and physical support — practical assistance and counselling •Advocacy — providing you with a voice •Providing information, practical assistance and referrals to other services •Helping with preparing Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board •Offering support to access the criminal justice system (for both reported and unreported crimes) and to lodge Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) applications where eligible.

Service Name: Victims Assistance Program

Phone: 03 9705 3200

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: If you have experienced or witnessed a violent crime you can use our service. It is also available to the relatives of those who are deceased as the result of a violent crime.