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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1929
Title: VICTIMS SUPPORT SERVICES
Start Date: 01 Jul 2001
End Date:
Description:

Victims Support Services is part of the Department of Justice and began operation on 1 July 2001. The Unit is dedicated to victims of crime.

It is responsible for:

- the administration of the Victims Register and the provision of information to victims from that Register

- liaison between the victim and other divisions of the Department of Justice

operation and management of the Victims of Crime Service

- provision of information to victims regarding court processes

- the provision of the Court Support and Liaison Service for victims of family violence

- co-ordination of Victim/Offender Mediation in a certain cases

- administration of Victims of Crime Assistance (financial assistance for victims of crime) and the provision of assistance to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioners.

Information Sources:

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/victims/about

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

administrative action

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Functions Performed:
4 COMMUNITY SERVICES [1]
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA1646 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (2) 02 Feb 2004
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