Support services for victims and witnesses
Financial assistance and support services are available to victims of serious crime in NSW.
Victims Support Scheme
Victims of crime can access support from Victims Services through the Victims Support Scheme, including counselling and financial assistance.
Financial support after motor vehicle death
If you are financially dependent on someone who has died in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
Support for victims of crime involving mental illness
If the accused has a mental health impairment, special court procedures apply. Victims can access specialist services through Victims Services.
Victims of crime in NSW can register to be kept informed about changes to the offender’s custody arrangements.
Witness Assistance Service
A Witness Assistance Officer can be assigned to victims of serious crime and to family members where the victim has died to assist them through the legal process.
Carers and support people
What it means to be a support person for a vulnerable victim or witness in a criminal prosecution.