The Victims of Crime Commissioner (VoCC) may only look into issues that are likely to:
- be ongoing, and
- affect many victims of crime.
The VoCC cannot:
- provide direct support to victims of crime (we can provide information and refer you to a victims support service)
- provide legal advice
- release any information that might lead to the identification of a victim
- act in a way that would influence:
- proceedings in criminal or civil courts
- investigations of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)
- investigations of the Victorian Inspectorate
- disciplinary proceedings or criminal investigations conducted by members of Victoria Police.
If the VoCC cannot inquire or report on your issue, we can refer you to the Victorian Ombudsman, Chief Commissioner of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions or IBAC, if appropriate.
If your complaint or concern is beyond the jurisdiction of the VoCC, the Victorian Ombudsman website also features links to other complaint resolution bodies that may be able to help.
Unsure if the VoCC can help you? Contact us.