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    Victims of crime guide

    A guide to completing a Victim Impact Statement (PDF, 450.6 KB)

    A guide to completing a victim impact statement

    Victim Assist Queensland

    Building capacity funding guidelines (PDF, 115.2 KB)

    Questions and answers (DOC, 36.0 KB)

    Building capacity submission form (DOC, 711.5 KB)

    Building capacity submission form (PDF, 133.5 KB)

    Victim Assist Queensland publications

    A guide for victims of crime in Queensland

    This booklet has been written by Victim Assist Queensland for you, the victim of crime, and your friends and family who may have been directly or indirectly affected by a violent crime.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure (PDF, 279.3 KB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fact Sheet (PDF, 502.8 KB)

    Has someone injured you or your family? Victim Assist Queensland can help you find local support services and may be able to help you pay for the support you need to get better.

    Are you a victim of crime? (Brochure for children and young people) (PDF, 1.8 MB)

    If you have been injured – physically or emotionally – by another person or group of people, you may be a victim of a violent crime. You may also be a victim if you have seen or heard a violent crime against another person.

    Victim Assist Queensland posters (compilation) (PDF, 3.8 MB)

    A single compilation of the Victim Assist Queensland brochures.

    Victim Assist Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poster (PDF, 419.5 KB)

    Victims of Crime Review Report (PDF, 1.0 MB)

    Victims of Crime Review Report - November 2008

    Fact sheet for victims of crime with an intellectual disability (PDF, 1.5 MB)

    Have you been hurt by someone? Victims LinkUp has information and can help you.

    Your rights as a victim of crime - VAQ fundamentals poster (PDF, 151.8 KB)

    Victim Assist Queensland forensic cleaning factsheet (PDF, 152.1 KB)

    This information sheet is designed to assist victims of personal crime to understand the process of forensic cleaning following an act of violence, including their rights and requirements under the law.

    Forms and guides to assist in making an application for financial assistance

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 1 - Financial Assistance Application (PDF, 402.3 KB)

    An application form for victims of crime who want to seek financial assistance. Assistance may include interim assistance or claims for funeral expenses.

    Victim Assist Queensland guide to completing Financial Assistance Application (PDF, 202.9 KB)

    Victim Assist Queensland can provide grants for financial assistance to assist the recovery of victims of crime. Financial assistance covers the costs of goods and services needed to help you recover from an injury caused to you through an act of violence. Please read this guide before you fill out your financial assistance application as it will provide assistance as you complete the application.

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 3 - Medical Certificate for Financial Assistance (PDF, 228.9 KB)

    This form must be completed before a person can apply for assistance under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009. It requests details of a victim’s medical practitioner, medical management plan and diagnostic plan.

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 2 - Funeral Assistance Application (PDF, 162.8 KB)

    An application form for victims of crime who want to seek financial assistance for a funeral. A person who has paid or is reasonably likely to incur the funeral expenses of a primary victim who has died as a direct result of an act of violence may be granted financial assistance of up to $6000.

    A guide to funeral assistance (PDF, 249.9 KB)

    This fact sheet provides information to people in the funeral industry that work alongside the relatives

    Other forms that may be required

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 4 - Health Practitioner Examination Report (PDF, 125.4 KB)

    The purpose of the report is to provide the Government Assessor with information necessary to decide a grant for financial assistance to pay for, or reimburse, the costs of goods and services that the victim requires to recover from the physical and psychological effects of an act of violence.

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 5 - Criminal history consent (PDF, 91.5 KB)

    Your consent is needed for a criminal history report to be obtained. The Government Assessor has to decide whether the primary victim was involved in the criminal activity when the act of violence occurred. Under Section 69 of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009, the Government Assessor can obtain the victim’s criminal history and/or a description of the circumstance of a conviction for an offence mentioned in the criminal history. This information will be obtained from the Queensland Police Service.

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 6 - Amendment application (PDF, 146.1 KB)

    An application form for seeking changes to the assistance you receive. This form is to be completed if you are a primary victim, witness secondary victim or a related victim of an act of violence and the act of violence occurred in, or relates to, your workplace and you have made an earlier application for assistance in relation to the act of violence.

    Victims' rights and making a complaint

    Promoting and protecting the rights or victims of crime (PDF, 159.8 KB)

    Under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (the Act) all Queensland Government agencies must comply with the Fundamental Principles of Justice detailed in the Act. Agencies must also have guidelines and processes in place for dealing efficiently and effectively with complaints from victims of crime.

    Fundamental principles of justice poster (PDF, 151.8 KB)

    As a victim of crime in Queensland, you have rights. The Fundamental Principles of Justice below describe the treatment you are entitled to receive from Queensland Government agencies and officers. You have the right to make a complaint if these principles are not met.

    Victim Assist Queensland Form 12 - Complaint (PDF, 115.6 KB)

    A complaint form can be lodged if you consider that a Queensland government agency or officer has engaged in conduct that is inconsistent with one or more of the Fundamental Principles of Justice for victims.

    Guidelines

    A guide to completing a Victim Impact Statement (PDF, 450.6 KB)

    A guide to completing a victim impact statement

    Guideline 1 - Granting Financial Assistance for Counselling Expenses (PDF, 26.5 KB)

    Guideline for granting financial assistance for counselling expenses.

    Guideline 2 - Medical Treatments to be Included in Financial Assistance (PDF, 23.7 KB)

    Guideline for medical treatments to be included in financial assistance.

    Guideline 3 - Determining Financial Assistance for Medical and Counselling Expenses (PDF, 22.5 KB)

    Guideline for determining financial assistance for medical and counselling expenses.

    Guideline 4 - Granting Financial Assistance for Travel Expenses (PDF, 23.9 KB)

    Guideline for granting financial assistance for travel expenses.

    Guideline 5 - Loss or Damage to Clothing (PDF, 27.9 KB)

    Guideline for determining financial assistance for loss or damage to clothing.

    Guideline 6 - Granting Financial Assistance for Security Under Exceptional Circumstances (PDF, 29.5 KB)

    This guideline describes how reasonable security expenses should be determined by an assessor in a grant of financial assistance.

    Guideline 7 - Granting Financial Assistance for Loss of Earnings (PDF, 31.5 KB)

    Loss of earnings amounts to ‘actual loss’ incurred or likely to be incurred, and is calculated based on earnings at the time of the act of violence. In limited cases, potential loss of earnings may be assessed if the future employment opportunity was certain; where for example, an employment contract had been signed before the act of violence but the person was prevented from commencing work due to their injuries. ‘Earnings’ for the purpose of considering a loss of earnings claim are considered as being an applicant’s personal or taxable income.

    Guideline 8 - Granting Assistance for Relocation Under Exceptional Circumstances (PDF, 28.8 KB)

    This guideline describes how reasonable relocation expenses required because of an act of violence should be determined by an assessor in a grant of financial assistance.

    Table of costs (Victim Assist Queensland) (PDF, 40.4 KB)

    This Table of Costs is issued pursuant to section 132 of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (the Act) as an appropriate guide for reasonable costs for counselling services, medical treatment, obtaining a report from a counsellor or health professional, ambulance services or incidental travel. Nothing in this Table of Costs supersedes or overrides the requirements of the legislation.

    Victim Assist Queensland e-alerts

    Guide for making a victim impact statement

    Victim Assist Queensland has recently launched a step by step guide for making a victim impact statement for victims of crime in Queensland.

    Supporting young victims of crime

    Victim Assist Queensland has launched its new online resource that provides information to carers and parents of young victims of violent crime in Queensland.

    Victim Assist Queensland's RSS feed

    Victim Assist Queensland now has an RSS feed to keep you up to date!

    Your story is important - 26 September 2011

    Victim Support Australia in partnership with the University of Melbourne are running a national survey for victims of crime aged 18 years or over.

    Victim Assist Queensland publication in languages other than English

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Arabic (PDF, 4.1 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Bosnian (PDF, 5.1 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Chinese (PDF, 393.0 KB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Croatian (PDF, 5.5 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Hindi (PDF, 4.2 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Japanese (PDF, 4.2 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - PNG Pidgin (PDF, 5.9 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Spanish (PDF, 3.5 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Tagalog (PDF, 3.9 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Thai (PDF, 4.9 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland brochure - Vietnamese (PDF, 5.9 MB)

    Victim Assist Queensland is a new assistance scheme that provides access to specialised support services and financial assistance to help victims of crime recover and get their lives back on track.

    Victim Assist Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fact Sheet - Torres Strait Islander Creole (PDF, 520.4 KB)

    Has someone injured you or your family? Victim Assist Queensland can help you find local support services and may be able to help you pay for the support you need to get better.

    Miscellaneous publications

    Victim Assist Queensland (PDF, 39.4 KB)

    What is Victim Assist Queensland? Victim Assist is the new assistance scheme for victims of crime in Victim Assist Queensland. Victim Assist commenced on 1 December 2009, and will replace the current criminal compensation schemes of Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995 (COVA) and the Criminal Code 1899 (the Code).

    How to make a Victim Impact Statement (PDF, 376.4 KB)

    If you have been the victim of a violent crime, you have the right to tell the court about how the crime has affected you.

    Making a statement for Mental Health Court (PDF, 92.8 KB)

    The Mental Health Court may consider a statement by a person who is not a party to the hearing. For example, a victim of crime may make a statement for the court.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Arabic version (PDF, 80.6 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Bosnian version (PDF, 65.8 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Chinese version (PDF, 155.2 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Croation version (PDF, 69.4 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - English version (PDF, 70.5 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Filipino version (PDF, 66.3 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Italian version (PDF, 68.7 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Japanese version (PDF, 138.6 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Polish version (PDF, 254.2 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Serbian version (PDF, 66.8 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Spanish version (PDF, 74.8 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Thai version (PDF, 405.1 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Turkish version (PDF, 221.6 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? - Vietnamese version (PDF, 71.6 KB)

    Are you a victim of domestic violence? A protection order tells the respondent (the person whom you are taking the order out against) that violence will not be tolerated. It lays down rules and conditions that the respondent must obey.

    Victim Coordination Program - agency assistance (PDF, 53.4 KB)

    Victim Coordination Program - victim assistance (PDF, 36.6 KB)

    Indigenous Healing Report 2013 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

    The Indigenous Healing Report 2013 was developed by Victim Assist Queensland to investigate culturally appropriate ways of assisting Indigenous clients who are victims of crime. The Report identifies the needs of Indigenous people who are victims of crime, the current Indigenous healing models available and recommendations that may be implemented by Victim Assist Queensland to increase its ability to provide culturally suitable services to Indigenous victims of crime. Victim Assist Queensland aims to implement the relevant recommendations by December 2014.

    Youth Engagement Report 2013 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

    The Youth Engagement Report 2013 was developed by Victim Assist Queensland to examine the under-representation of young people engaging in the financial assistance service provided by Victim Assist Queensland. The Report makes findings about the reasons why young people are under-represented in their contact with Victim Assist Queensland and makes recommendations to improve youth engagement and inform the work of key stakeholders. Victim Assist aims to implement relevant recommendations by 2013-14.

    Victims LinkUp

    Information on Victim Assist Queensland and referral to support services for victims of crime.

    Call: 1300 LINKUP (1300 546 587) 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (not including public holidays).

    Email: victimslinkup@justice.qld.gov.au

    Fax: +61 7 3109 1901

    National Relay Interpreter ServicePeople from a non-English speaking background requiring an interpreter or translator call 131 450, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (not including public holidays).

    National Relay Service

    If you are deaf, are hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Services.

    • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 546 587.
    • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 546 587.
    • Internet relay users connect to the NRS via National Relay Service then type in 1300 546 587.

    See also

    Last reviewed
    2 July 2012
    Last updated
    2 December 2013

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