Crime has a devastating impact on many aspects of a persons life. Whether it is a single incident trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma or intergenerational trauma, the Victim Support Unit is equipped to provide support before, during and after the reporting of a crime.
Reporting a crime can be a daunting process and often one which raises serious concerns around personal safety. Many people express fearing retribution, and we assist clients with strategies for safety planning, accurate record keeping and effective communication. We believe that accurate and timely information can assist with managing anxiety and uncertainly.
The Victim Support Unit offers clients assistance when reporting a crime to police. Reliving a traumatic event can be extremely stressful, and staff provide emotional support to ensure that clients are able to recall accurate information about their assault while not being overcome by intense, overwhelming emotions.
Often there are times when people report a crime and police are unable to take further action. This is often frustrating for many victims of crime, and the Victim Support Unit works closely with local police to ensure our clients are well informed as to the reasons why a matter can not proceed.