Strategies to integrate and co-ordinate victims of crime services

 

Author(s) Wilson, Paul, Robyn Lincoln and Michelle Mustchin
Title Strategies to integrate and co-ordinate victims of crime services
Source Humanities and Social Sciences papers, Bond University, February 2001, pp 1-40
Date 2001
Document type Research report
Coverage Queensland, Australia
URL http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1047&context=hss_pubs
Summary This report was commissioned by Families, Youth and Community Care Queensland with the aim of developing a strategy for an integrated and coordinated system to support victims of crime. The report provides a brief overview of the needs of victims and the services currently available. The perceived gaps in service delivery are discussed, such as the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, regional needs and the need for long term support of victims. Service models from other jurisdictions, including New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, and the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada are considered for best practice for coordinated service delivery. A three-staged model for the implementation of a coordinated service. The first stage would be the creation of an advisory council, followed by the nomination of Families, Youth and Community Care Queensland as the lead agency and the final stage would be the clarification of the specific functions of each particular victims of crime service.
Keywords Integrated service delivery; gaps; support; needs
Topic Service delivery