The Victorian Government is seeking expressions of interest from Victorians who have experience in dealing with the impact of a range of serious crimes and are committed to improving the justice system for all victims to become members of the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee.
The Committee brings together victim representatives, the Victims of Crime Commissioner, Victoria Police, the Office of Public Prosecutions, the judiciary, the Adult Parole Board and victim service agencies.
The Committee’s Terms of Reference are to:
- provide a forum for victims of crime and relevant justice and victim service agencies to discuss victims’ policies, practices and service delivery
- advise the Attorney-General on policies, practices and reforms relating to victim issues and support services
- promote the interests of victims in the administration of justice
- promote the principles of the Victims’ Charter Act 2006
- report on any matters that are referred to it by the Attorney-General.
The Committee meets four times a year. The victim representatives may meet more frequently as a separate working group to discuss and consult on victims’ issues.
Expressions of interest should address the following selection criteria:
- capacity to understand and represent the views of victims of crime
- capacity to constructively contribute to policy and program improvement on a range of criminal justice and victim-related issues to improve the criminal justice system’s response to victims of crime
- willingness to respect the sensitive nature of the discussions and maintain confidentiality of matters raised within meetings
- willingness to contribute at meetings and respectfully listen to others.
We seek to reflect the diversity of the Victorian community and welcome expressions of interest from women, Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people, as well as people of all ages.
How to apply
You can express your interest in this position by completing the application form below and emailing it to email@example.com or posting your completed application form to:
Community Operations and Victims Support Agency
GPO Box 4349
Melbourne VIC 3001
Expressions of interest must be received by Tuesday 3 April 2018.
For more information please contact: Nicole Schlesinger, Manager, Policy, Community Operations and Victims Support Agency, Department of Justice and Regulation on 03 8684 7941.