What is the Victim and Child Witness Services?

Our Victim Support Services provides:

  • Confidential support to adult victims of crime including:
  • Information on criminal justice processes
  • Trauma debriefing and counselling
  • Court preparation and companionship
  • Advocacy and referrals to other service providers
  • Assistance when making an application for a Violence Restraining Order
  • Information on the status of convicted offenders in WA through the Victim Notification Register

Our Child Witness Service provides support to all children and youth who need to speak or give evidence in court. This includes instances in which the child or young person has been hurt themselves or have witnessed a crime against another person.

Practitioners provide:

  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Court preparation and companionship
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to other services if the child or young person needs counselling

We also assist with the preparation of Victim Impact Statements. Our services can supply details about criminal injuries compensation to adults and children or youth who are required to appear in Court.

An outreach Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service is scheduled to coincide with the Magistrate's Circuit in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

The services are provided to clients free of charge.

Who is the Victim and Child Witness Services for?

The services are for both children and adults who have been subject or witness to a crime, including those that are involved in consequential court proceedings.

How can the Victim and Child Witness Services be accessed?

Referrals to the Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service are generally made by the Police. The client, a family member or carer can also ask the Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service directly for assistance.

The services can be contacted on the numbers below.

Broome

Kimberley Regional Offices
Address: 2 Weld St (corner Frederick St)
Phone: (08) 9194 2400
Email: broome@anglicarewa.org.au

Kimberley Family Relationship Centre
Address: 2 Weld St (corner Frederick St)
Phone: (08) 9193 8100
Email: kfrc@anglicarewa.org.au

Derby

Address: Derby Court House, Loch St
Phone: (08) 9191 2274
Hours: 8am to 4pm, Monday and Tuesday

Kalgoorlie

Address: 42 Wilson St Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Phone: (08) 9068 1845
Email: Ashley.Gibb@anglicarewa.org.au

Karratha

Address: Karratha Court House
Phone: (08) 9143 1877

Kununurra

Address: 2 Banksia Street (entrance through car park at rear of building)
Phone: (08) 9166 5000
Email: kununurra@anglicarewa.org.au


Acknowledgements

The Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service are funded by the Department of the Attorney General.

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