What VWCCS Does
Providing a helping hand...
For Victims & Witnesses
Find out how VWCCS can help victims & witnesses and what resources are available.
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.
Find out how we can help agencies and their clients and the services we provide.
Court Support Service for Victims Now Available in Newcastle
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.
Court Support for Victims in Newcastle
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 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...
Legislation to benefit victims and witnesses of crime
NSW undertakes ground breaking legislative reforms to support the victims and witnesses of crime.
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...
VWCCS has a permanent presence at several NSW courts in Sydney, Bathurst, and Newcastle. We can also assist witnesses at other locations if advised beforehand.