Victims assistance program
Support and assistance for victims and witnesses of violent crime
Help for victims and witnesses to manage and recover from the effects of crimes including assault, sexual assault, family violence and homicide.
Coping with the effects of being a victim of or witnessing a crime can be traumatic. You may find it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks or feel on top of things. If you have suffered a physical or emotional injury or financial loss as a result of a violent crime, the cohealth Western Victims Assistance Program can support you to manage and recover from the experience.
We tailor our service to meet your needs to help with:
- emotional and physical support – practical assistance
- providing victims with a voice
- dealing with the criminal justice system
- links to other services including counselling and legal advice.
cohealth, on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, collects personal information for the purpose of providing support to victims of crime. Your information is kept confidential in accordance with privacy laws. Without this information we may be unable to provide you with the adequate support you may require, for example referrals to appropriate programs or support services. Personal information may also be disclosed to other organisations under the Victims Assistance Program, the Victims of Crime Helpline and Information Sharing Entities under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. You can find out more about the Information Sharing Entities, including a list of Information Sharing Entities, on the information sharing and MARAM reforms website. You are able to request access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to request that it be corrected. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact cohealth’s VAP team directly. The Department respects individuals’ right to privacy. You can find out more on the Department’s website.