Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Victims of crime support

WWILD Disability Training Program – Victims of Crime

 

Victims of Crime Support Workers can provide support to people with an intellectual disability who have been a victim of crime, or to their family, workers or supporters.

 

This may involve:

  • Talking to the person about their options in the legal system, explaining the process and helping them to make their own decision about whether to proceed, or providing information to their supporters to do this.
  • Assisting them to find and access appropriate counselling where required.
  • Supporting them to make a police report or access legal advice, and ongoing support throughout the legal process.
  • Providing advocacy in legal and service systems to help them recover from the crime.
  • Providing information to family members and supporters on how to support someone who has experienced an assault and what they might expect.
  • Assistance to make an application for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009.

Victims of crime individual support is available primarily in the Brisbane North, Brisbane South and Logan, and the Moreton Bay region, though some support may be available in Ipswich and the Gold Coast regions also.


Information, advice and referral is available Queensland-wide.

 

For printable Easy English information on our Victims of Crime Support, please click here.

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Program is funded by the Department of Communities, QLD. & the WWILD Victims of Crime Disability Training Program is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, QLD

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au Address: 211 Hudson Road, WOOLOOWIN QLD 4030 Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm