Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 – Amendments Commenced
In response to the recommendations of the legislative review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 (VOCAA), the new amendments commenced on 1 July 2017.
In 2013, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General commenced a statutory review of the VOCAA. The review aimed to ensure that Queenslanders are provided with the best support and services to get their lives back on track following an act of violence.
These resulting legislative changes to VOCAA ensure that government and non-government agencies provide an increasingly effective response to victims of violent crime in Queensland.