Crime Victims Services Unit
Making an application for financial assistance
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You are a Secondary Victim.|
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You are a Family Victim.|
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If you are a victim of a violent act or relative or close friend of a victim you are entitled to free counselling. Counselling services for victims of crime are located across the Territory. For more information, please contact CatholicCare NT on 1800 899 855 or 8944 2000.
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Keeping Women Safe in their Homes Program
The Keeping Women Safe in their Homes Program provides women and any of their children living in Darwin or Palmerston who are experiencing domestic and family violence, with security assessment, safety planning and home security upgrade services, free of charge. The aim of the program is to allow the victims of domestic and family violence to stay in their homes (where it is safe to do so) or a home of their choice, and have the perpetrator of the violence leave. To enquire about the program, please contact YWCA Darwin on (08) 8932 9155. The program is a Commonwealth-funded 2-year program which commenced in the Territory on 1 July 2017.
Safe at Home Program
The Safe at Home Program provides home security upgrades to Territorians who are at risk of unlawful entry or domestic violence, and clean up and resecure services after a residential break in. To enquire about the program, please contact Victims of Crime NT on 1800 672 242 (24 hours).
The Victims Register was established to address the concerns of victims of violent criminal offences and serious sexual offences. The Victims Register is a database which enables the Crime Victims Services Unit to provide registered victims and concerned persons with certain information about offenders. It also allows victims to make written submissions to the Parole Board in relation to relevant offenders (even if a victim is not registered on the Victims Register, the Parole Board will attempt to contact the victim because the inclusion of victim information in an offender’s parole report is a requirement. For inquiries about an offender’s parole application, contact the Parole Board of the Northern Territory on (08) 8935 7477; website: http://www.paroleboard.nt.gov.au). Information provided to the Victims Register remains strictly confidential. Access to this information is strictly limited to staff with a genuine and essential need to have such access and will not be made available to offenders or other persons.
Charter for Victims of Crime
Phone: 1800 460 363 (Northern Territory) or (08) 8924 4080 (Interstate)
Level 1, Darwin Central
21 Knuckey Street, Darwin NT 0800
Last updated: 13 November 2018