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Violence must usually be reported to police

Usually, a victim will not be eligible for help from the tribunal unless the act of violence is reported to the police within a reasonable time.

Usually, a victim will not be eligible for help from the tribunal unless the act of violence is reported to the police within a reasonable time. However, an exception will be made where there are special circumstances to explain why no police report was made. Under these circumstances an applicant must file a statutory declaration with their application explaining why no report was made and the circumstances of the act of violence.

See How to apply to VOCAT.

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