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Rebuilding Strength

We are working with our pro bono partners, Baker & McKenzie and Colin Biggers & Paisley, to provide legal assistance to family violence victim survivors seeking to access Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) awards. By running this series of cases, we aim to investigate and document how the VOCAT system responds to family violence related crimes. Where there are barriers to access to justice for family violence survivors, we aim to make recommendations for change. 

VOCAT awards are an important aspect of recovery for family violence surivors. Such awards can provide family violence survivors with the ability to pay for counselling, the cost of relocation, security, and personal rehabilitation. In the aftermath of family violence, VOCAT is one way to recognise the harm done, and provide support and closure.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended this issue be considered, and in late 2016 the Victorian Law Reform Commission received a reference to enquire into VOCAT and family violence.


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2018 Impact Report

19 December 2018


As we wrap up for the year we would like to share our annual Impact Report, which outlines our key achievements over 2017/2018. 


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18 December 2018


Our office will be closed from midday, Friday 21 December and will reopen at 9am Tuesday 8 January. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. 


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