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References for compensation and restitution

References related to compensation and restitution.

Judicial College of Victoria

The Sentencing Manual has information about restitution and compensation orders.

See Judicial College of Victoria—Victorian Sentencing Manual—Compensatory orders – 24.

The Law Handbook

Fitzroy Legal Service’s Law Handbook has a chapter of information about victims of crime and the tribunal process.

See 'Recovering compensation from the offender' in Assistance for victims of crime.

Victoria Police Manual

The manual has Victoria Police policies and procedures, guidelines and resources that assist police employees to interpret and apply policies. Part of the manual has been made accessible to staff at Victoria Legal Aid.

See Victoria Police Manual.

The Victoria Police Manual has information about treatment of victims.