Survey: Helping Young Victims of Violent Crime
The Justice and You survey (new window) is being conducted by the Victims Support Agency, part of the Victorian Department of Justice. It's a way to help the DoJ better understand how they can help young people if they become a victim of crime.
What’s the Survey About?
If you're aged 16-24, the DoJ wants to know who YOU would turn to if you were a victim of violent crime and what kind of support you would look for.
This survey is for all young people. Whether you have been a victim of crime or not, the DoJ wants to hear your views.
If you have been a victim of a violent crime (e.g. physical or sexual assault), they especially want to hear your views, including:
- If you reported it to the police
- Whether you had help from a victim support service
- How you felt about these processes
It’s totally up to you whether or not you fill in this survey and what questions you choose to answer. You can answer all of them or just the ones you're comfortable answering.
Your responses to this survey - and responses from other young people - will help the Victorian Government to make sure Victoria’s justice system and victim support services are really helping young victims to get help and get back on with their lives.
Take the Survey
The Justice and You survey (new window) can be filled out online. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. Please take the time to help out. Your experience and advice are needed.
Your responses will be entirely anonymous (they don’t want to know your name) and the surveys will be kept strictly confidential. This survey has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Department of Justice (approval pending).
Help for Victims of Crime
If you’ve been a victim of crime and filling in the survey makes you feel distressed, please seek help if you need it. If you are already in contact with a victim support service, please contact them for support.
The Victims of Crime Helpline (1800 819 817) is staffed by trained Victim Support Officers who can provide immediate support and referrals. The Helpline operates from 8.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
If you have any questions about the survey itself, please contact the Victims Support Agency on 8684 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your help with this important survey.
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