The Department of Justice and Community Safety is conducting a review of victim support services in Victoria. As part of this review, the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) at RMIT University is conducting a research project which aims to understand the experiences of victims of crime, their support needs, and the extent to which the current victim support system in Victoria is responding to those needs?

We are looking for participants who:

  • have experienced a crime, and
  • have previously accessed the Victims of Crime Helpline for support, and
  •  are willing to participate in a confidential one-hour interview.

The research will be conducted by a team of researchers who have experience working with victims of crime. If you require assistance to participate, such as an interpreter or disability support worker, the research team will work with you to put appropriate supports in place. The research team will also work with you to identify an interview time and location that is convenient for you.

Participation is entirely voluntary, and will not have any impact on services you are currently receiving, or may want to access in the future. If you choose to participate, your participation will be kept confidential.

If you would like to find out more about this research, you can contact the CIJ on 0468 990 593 or by sending an email to vsrproject@rmit.edu.au (External link) Please let us know the best way to contact you, including preferred times, and one of the CIJ’s researchers will contact you to provide more information on what participation involves.