Victims of Crime Clearinghouse

​National Framework of Rights and Services for Victims of Crime

In April 2013, the Standing Council on Law and Justice (SCLJ) endorsed the National Framework of Rights and Services for Victims of Crime (PDF, 375Kb)  A Victims Working Group consisting of  representatives from each state and territory developed the Framework and is tasked with the implementation.

The Framework supports a coordinated and collaborative approach between jurisdictions, focuses on service delivery issues and contains guiding principles and measurable outcomes in the following key areas:

  • Access to information and support
  • Protocols for streamlined financial assistance processes
  • Reciprocal service arrangements
  • Building the evidence base for training and service delivery
  • Establish quality services across Australia

Resources developed by the Victims Working Group will be added to this site as they become available.