On 13 June 2019, the Victorian Government announced the appointment of Ms Fiona McCormack as the new Victims of Crime Commissioner.
During a career spanning more than 20 years, Ms McCormack has worked at the forefront of community change in Victoria, with a focus on changing systems to improve outcomes for women and children at risk of family violence and highlighting the impact of gender on population health outcomes.
Internationally recognised as an expert in her field, she has presented at many high profile forums, including the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence as well as a number of Senate Committees and United Nations forums.
Ms McCormack has previously provided advice to governments through a number of high profile advisory committees at a state and national level.
Ms McCormack also has extensive experience in community health – particularly working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities – as well as education, training and policy development.
Ms McCormack holds a Masters in Education with a specialisation in Leadership, Policy and Change and has a strong background in social sciences.
Ms McCormack will officially commence in her new role on 8 July 2019.
The Role of the Commissioner
The Victims of Crime Commissioner is an independent and central point of contact for victims of violent crime who have experienced difficulties in their dealings with the justice system and government agencies.
The Commissioner also acts as a voice for victims of crime in the justice system and advocates on their behalf to government, public prosecution agencies and Victoria Police.