Support for victims of crime
If you are the victim of a violent act, or the relative or close friend of a victim, you can get free counselling.
Victims of Crime NT (VoCNT) is a non-government agency that provides crisis support, information, advocacy, court support and referrals to other support services.
VoCNT operates a 24-hour phone line.
National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
Ruby Gaea (Darwin)
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Read about SARC.
Crime Victims Services Unit (CVSU)
Victims may be eligible to receive financial assistance for financial loss or injury resulting from a violent act that occurred in the Northern Territory.
VoCNT administers the Safe at Home Clean Up and Re-Secure Program which provides a small amount of financial assistance to clean and secure homes after a violent crime or break-in.
Witness Assistance Service (WAS)
WAS is a unit within the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that supports victims of crime and witnesses who need to appear in Court to give evidence.
WAS can also assist with the preparation of victim impact statements.
VoCNT can provide a support person for victims feeling traumatised or overwhelmed by the court process.
VoCNT can also assist with the preparation of documentation including applications for financial assistance and victim impact statements.
Victims of domestic and family violence in Darwin and Palmerston may be eligible to receive free safety planning and home security upgrade services.
VoCNT administers the Safe at Home Security Improvement Program, which provides home security upgrades to Territorians who are most at risk of unlawful entry or domestic violence.
VoCNT also administers the Business Resecure Program to help small businesses resecure their business premises after a break-in.
Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit
Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (Alice Springs)
Darwin Community Legal Service
Domestic Violence Legal Service (Darwin)
Katherine Women’s Information and Legal Service
North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Top End Women’s Legal Service (Darwin)
Last updated: 15 September 2022
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