Fiona McCormack, former CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria has been appointed as Victoria’s new Victims of Crime Commissioner. This role is an independent and central point of contact for victims of violent crime who have experienced difficulties in their dealings with the justice system and government agencies.
The Commissioner also acts as a voice for victims of crime in the justice system and advocates on their behalf to government, public prosecution agencies and Victoria Police.
Expanded powers, due to come into effect in November 2019, will give the Commissioner the ability to review the outcome of a victim’s complaint under the Victims Charter Act, as well as making recommendations to improve the practice of relevant agencies.
(Source: Premiers Media Release, 13 June 2019)