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Victim Service Review second phase

The CIJ has moved into the second phase of its work reviewing Victoria's service network for victims of crime.

The CIJ has recently concluded the first stage of a review of services for victims of crime, commissioned by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

We’re now bringing our in-depth understanding of the victim services system and insights on opportunities for reform to part two of the project.

In the coming months, the CIJ will work in partnership with KPMG to make recommendations for the design of a responsive and integrated web of services for people dealing with the aftermath of violent crime.

Drawing on interviews conducted with victims of crime, we will again work with key service providers and systems reform experts more widely to develop a program for reform that’s evidence-based and client-centred.

Part of the Victim Services Review (part two) is a project to review and consider the future enhanced design of the Child Witness Service. This service, which is independent of the courts and prosecutions, applies a specialised case management model to facilitate and support the participation of child witnesses in the criminal justice system.

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