Merri Health Victims Assistance Program
This service helps people who have experienced violence by helping them manage and recover from the effects of crime. The Victims Assistance Program can help withcriminal justice tasks, such as:
- managing safety;
- communicating with police and making a report;
- access to counselling, transport and medical services;
- getting ready for court
- preparing a Victim Impact Statement
- applying for financial assistance
- getting information about the offender
The service is open to people living in the Northern Metropolitan region (Yarra, Nillumbik, Moreland, Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Hume LGAs) or the Hume rural region (Wangaratta, Mitchell, Moira, Murrundindi, Shepparton, Strathbogie, Indigo, Wodonga, Benalla, Alpine, Towong and Mansfield LGAs).
They also help family members of victims of a crime, dependents and partners of people who have died as a result of an act of violence, and have a support worker who can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime in a culturally appropriate way.
1300 362 739 (Make a booking, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
1800 819 817 (Victims of Crime Helpline, Mon-Sun 8am-11pm)
Level 2, 110 Chifley Drive, Preston VIC 3072 | Level 3, 62-68 Ovens Road, Wangaratta VIC 3677