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If you decide to use or rely on the information or make decisions based on the information in this website (which VLA does not recommend) VLA is not liable to you or any third party in any way for any loss, damage, costs or expenses you or they may suffer or incur as a result.

CALD resources for victims of crime

CALD resources for victims of crime.

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

This site has information to help people who have been affected by a crime of violence. The site has translated fact sheets and information about the specialist list for Koori victims.


Or go directly to the homepage Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.

Victims of Crime

The Department of Justice site has information for victims of crime, including information about reporting the crime to police and what to expect in court. The focus is on helping people who may be called to court as witnesses. There are info sheets in up to 30 languages.

For CALD resources see Victims of crime—Get help in your own language.

VLA translated publications

For information about VLA services in 24 different community languages see Get help in your own language(opens in a new window).

Support for newly arrived communities

For videos, booklets and other educational resources to help people to understand the law in Victoria.

See What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals (videos and education kit)(opens in a new window)

Victoria Legal Aid has a policy and guide to help staff who are working with CALD communities. Information includes:

  • how to identify when an interpreter is needed
  • how to work effectively with interpreters and translators.

This resource is currently available to VLA staff only.

See Interpreters and Translators Policy(opens in a new window).