Fiona Matthews presents at the Annual Volunteers in Policing Conference

Fiona Matthews and Denis O’Connell attended the Annual  Volunteers in Policing Conference at the Park Royal Hotel in Parramatta on Saturday, 20th May. Fiona gave a presentation on behalf of VWCCS and she and Denis received a number of inquiries from VIP’s concerning joining our organisation  Fiona made a presentation on VWCCS...

Legislation to benefit victims and witnesses of crime

VWCCS Inc congratulates the NSW Government and the Attorney General, Mark Speakman SC, on the Justice Reforms Delivering Safer Communities announced today ! VWCCS endorses such innovative and timely reforms. http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/reform Following Factsheets provide more details of the comprehensive legislative reform. Justice Reform Summary Factsheet Encouraging Early Guilty Pleas Factsheet Stronger Sentencing Factsheet Strengthening Parole Factsheet Better Management of High Risk Offenders FactsheetConsultation Timings Factsheet...

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...

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...

Mick Fuller appointed as NSW Police Commissioner

VWCCS congratulates the new NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller. May your journey be innovative,inspirational,courageous and empathetic. VWCCS’ best wishes go with you. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-30/mick-fuller…police-commissioner/8396364...