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Restoration for victims of crime : contemporary challenges

Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne
09 September 1999 - 10 September 1999

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in association with the Victims Referral and Assistance Service.

Victims Refferal Assistance Service

Introduction

This conference examines the challenges currently facing services for victims of crime and the criminal justice system, placing particular emphasis on meeting the needs of a diverse community.examines services for victims of crime. The papers cover: victim support; child victims; diversity in the community; therapy; restorative justice; community approaches; and diversionary conferencing.

Conference papers

Setting the scene

Victim support : an Australian overview

Court processes for child victims

Legislation/research

Diversity

Therapy (I)

Restorative justice international innovations

New research on victims in Australia

Victim support

Victimisation of children

Community approaches

Victim/offender mediation

Therapy (II)

Victims of fraud

Government programs

Sexual assault

Diversionary conferencing

Therapy (III)