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Victims of Crime Referrals

Those experiencing violence or its aftermath are often highly stressed. A totally unexpected event may have changed their lives and made them feel very ill at ease.

Ongoing counselling helps people to build a new life path and to define ways of feeling safe in the world again.

  • Referral pathways are often:
  • Referral via a victims’ support agency
  • Referral via EACH or the Northern Victims Assistance Program for additional counselling
  • Recommendation from a specialist lawyer for support and assessment reports

Reports can be prepared for the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal upon request from a lawyer.

Family Violence

Family violence disrupts the core of peoples’ lives. Adults may find themselves in the midst of extreme life changes such as having to suddenly find new housing with no extra income – when also trying to care for children. There is often a huge sense of loss to cope with.

Family violence support organisations may make a referral for help and advice when people are immediately stressed or distressed. Later on, there may be assessments needed to ascertain the impacts upon children and to prepare for Family Court or Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal matters. Ongoing counselling helps people to build a new life path and to define ways of feeling safe in the world again.

Referral pathways are often:

  • Direct contact to seek advice and support
  • Referral via a family violence support agency
  • Referral request from the child’s school where stress or behaviour changes have been noticed
  • Referral directly from your GP

Call us to request an assessment for a child, or to make appointments for Family Violence/Victims of Crime support.