Welcome to VWCCS

VWCCS is an organisation which prepares and supports victims and witnesses of crime who are required to testify at court in NSW.

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Pieta Thornton one of 100 influential women in Australia.

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What people say

“Thank you so much for taking the time to talk me through the whole court process – it was very helpful & has gone a long way to making me feel calmer & more confident….”

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Are you a VICTIM or WITNESS of crime appearing in court?

Find out how VWCCS can help
and support you in court.

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Are you an AGENCY working with victims & witnesses of crime?

Find out what skills VWCCS’s staff have
and what services VWCCS offers.

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Are you interested in GETTING INVOLVED with VWCCS?

Find out how you can assist VWCCS
by becoming a volunteer.

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Where VWCCS Operates

VWCCS has a permanent presence at courts in Sydney, Parramatta, Bathurst, & Orange.
We can also assist witnesses at other locations if we are advised beforehand.

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What People Say

“I have the greatest admiration for VWCCS and having experienced first hand the help you give to so many people I cannot thank you enough… I will never forget your kindness.” Read more testimonials

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VWCCS In The Press



NSW Attorney-General, Mark Speakman MP addresses VWCCS on the training day

NSW Attorney-General, Mark Speakman MP, was a valued guest of VWCCS at its 2017 first quarterly in-service Refresher / Training Program for its Volunteers held at Parliament House on Friday, 17 March. One of his key objectives, which from VWCCS’ point of view is a significant one, is to ensure that the general public is informed of the processes of the court and its officers in order to facilitate their confidence in the legal system. VWCCS volunteers not only provides witness support in court but is also able to inform both the general public as well as explain to victims and witnesses their role, obligations and entitlements when called to give... read more

VWCCS plans to expand its services to Dubbo in the near future

Whilst regional areas of NSW experience higher incidents of particular crimes, particularly break and enter and assault, support services for victims and witnesses are often stretched VWCCS has provided services in Orange and in Bathurst over several years. It is now a matter of awaiting the outcome of a funding proposal to recruit, train and supervise new Court Support Officers to enable the establishment of a Dubbo service within twelve months of funding becoming... read more