Victims Services

Support for victims of crime

Victims Services provides information, referrals and programs to victims of crime in NSW. We are a part of the Department of Communities and Justice.


Victims Support Scheme

If you've been injured due to a violent crime or modern slavery in NSW, you can access support to help your recovery. Family members of a homicide victim can also get assistance through the scheme.

Learn about the scheme and who can apply to get counselling and financial support.
Learn how to apply for assistance and what you will need to provide to us.
Find the right counsellor for you with our search tool.

Programs and initiatives

Support for victims navigating the forensic mental health system.
Support for families and friends of missing persons in NSW.
Support for people in NSW who have accepted an offer of redress.
Support for children and young people in sexual offence cases.

Restitution by offenders

When a victim gets financial support, we can recover money from the convicted person. 

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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