Compensation made accessible for victims of crime

May 31, 2023 9:52 am in by
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Victims of crime in regional SA will now find it easier to access compensation.

The state government has implemented changes, allowing police officers to certify documents instead of requiring legal practitioners.

Previously, when victims of crime applied for compensation, two forms of photo ID were needed and had to be certified by a legal practitioner or Justice of the Peace.

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Only one form of photo identification is now needed to simplify the process and reduce stress for victims, particularly in remote areas.

Commissioner for Victims’ Rights Bronwyn Killmier supports the government’s action, stating that it removes unnecessary burdens for victims living in regional and remote areas.

These changes ensure a more equitable and accessible compensation process for all crime victims in the state.