What VWCCS Does
Providing a helping hand...
Importantly, VWCCS does not provide advocacy services. The agency focuses solely on providing a court support service for victims and witnesses of crime.
VWCCS accepts referrals from various victims of crime agencies including police, prosecutors, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), organisations supporting victims of domestic violence (male and female), social workers and the general public.
The court support team consists of trained volunteers. The service is free to all victims and witnesses.
The Centre for Volunteering has announced that VWCCS Newcastle has been selected as the 2020 Hunter Region Volunteer Team of the Year. The dedicated team of volunteers has provided invaluable emotional and practical support for people in extremely traumatic and...
This service for victims and witnesses of crime is available for Local and District Court matters at Newcastle Court House. The extension of VWCCS’ network to include Newcastle was greatly assisted by the support of the NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman.
A service that helps victims and witnesses of crime prepare for court will be rolled out in Newcastle, Attorney General Mark Speakman and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced today.
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...
NSW undertakes ground breaking legislative reforms to support the victims and witnesses of crime.