Victims Of Crime Assistance League [ACT] Inc.

Community Support for Victims in ACT & Region - ABN: 41473082653

About VOCAL                                          

VOCAL is a non-profit organisation which provides assistance to victims of crime in Canberra, Queanbeyan and region.


VOCAL (ACT) has been providing support for victims of crime since 1988. It was founded by eight survivors who, through their own traumatic experience, understand the plights of victims of crime (victims supporting victims).


Today this service is self-funded and relies on donations and/or fundraising events for financial support. VOCAL is managed voluntarily, by an independent management committee.  VOCAL has trained volunteers who are closely supervised to provide victims with ongoing support and practical help.


VOCAL provides practical assistance as needed in various ways, these services include:

  • A 24-hour telephone support service Information, emotional support and in some instances outreach services. 
  • Advocacy and lobbying support. 
  • Training and support for volunteers  
  • Help with applying for Financial Assistance (previously called Criminal Injuries Compensation) Assistance to write Victim Impact Statement 
  • An outreach and onsite support service
  • Counselling and support for victims who are not eligible or who have used up all their government allocated hours for free counselling from the ACT Government Victims Support ACT 

Volunteers

 VOCAL also provides a training and support service for volunteer workers.

Volunteers can benefit by getting relevant work experience in the office, at the court and working with clients in house. After a period of time they can also get a reference for future employment.

Simply fill out the Volunteer Application Form and send it in via an address (below) OR come in and visit us @ VOCAL House and fill out a form.

Post to: VOCAL ACT Inc., P.O. Box 2, Narrabundah, ACT 2604 

Email: [email protected]

Drop it in at: VOCAL House, 1 Iluka Street, Narrabundah. 

 

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