25,000 victims and witnesses of crime
and assisted more than 250,000 court attendees.
What people say
Welcome to VWCCS
We are looking for volunteers!
Are you looking for a rewarding volunteering role?
VWCCS is currently seeking volunteers to fill several positions.
Help us to support victims and witnesses of crime.
Are you a VICTIM or WITNESS of crime appearing in court?
and support you in court.
Are you an AGENCY working with victims & witnesses of crime?
and what services VWCCS offers.
Are you interested in GETTING INVOLVED with VWCCS?
by becoming a volunteer.
Where VWCCS Operates
VWCCS has a permanent presence at courts in Sydney, Parramatta, Bathurst, and Newcastle.
We can also assist witnesses at other locations if we are advised beforehand.
What People Say
Our Statistics in 2022 (March to December)
Volunteer Hours Worked
VWCCS In The Press
Parramatta Sun, 7 January 2015.
“Support in court helps distraught”
by Matt Strand, Parramatta Advertiser, 22 October 2014.
“Confronting The Monster Within”
by Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July 2013.
“Pieta Thornton provides support as the founder of Victims and Witnesses of Crime Court Support”
by Lisa Herbertson, Parramatta Advertiser, 11 May 2014
Health Care Complaints Commission’s Invitation to VWCCS
VWCCS was extended an invitation from Nicole Lawless, Executive Director of Legal Services at the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) to provide support for victims and witnesses in giving evidence at the HCCC’s proceedings. The HCCC conducts all disciplinary...
The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales, Becomes Patron of VWCCS Inc
VWCCS is very pleased to announce that Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales has agreed to become the new patron for VWCCS. The Governor is a long-time supporter of the work of VWCCS. Prior to her appointment as Governor,...
Graeme Henson AM Becomes President of VWCCS Inc
Judge Henson served on the Local Court for 33 years. Within that period of service, he also held a dual commission as a Judge of the District Court for 11 years and presided in both jurisdictions. The last 15 years of his career were in the dual capacity as Chief...