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Victims of Crime Assistance League (Hunter)
VOCAL Inc. Y1170743
A Registered Charity: ABN 99 422 394 085
Ph: 02 4926 2711    
vocal.org.au
Individuals, families and the wider community are harmed when violent crimes occur.

We help rebuild lives by providing trauma informed strategies and ongoing support.

With a focus on validation, empowerment and post traumatic growth, the outcomes our clients experience are life changing.
ADVOCACY
LAW REFORM
In March, VOCAL had a consultation with NSW Law Reform Commission to discuss improving protections for vulnerable people in court proceedings.
This included child victims and people with cognitive impairment and sexual assault survivors.
       Topics discussed included:
  • Closed court orders
  • suppression orders
  • non-publication orders
  • the protection of child offenders
  • the protection of child victims
PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY into COERCIVE CONTROL

In January, VOCAL made a written submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Coercive Control in Domestic Violence Relationships.
In March, VOCAL was invited to give evidence at the Parliamentary Hearing. A huge thank you to our supporters who provided us their lived experiences on this complex issue.
SISTERS IN LAW - Fighting for Change
The Sisters in Law Project was initiated by VOCAL Board Member Jane, who is bringing together stakeholders advocating for change in the areas of child protection and family violence. 
Greens MP Abigail Boyd (center) and Labor MP Anna Watson (not pictured) attended a round table in March to learn about some of the issues in State and Federal responses to child safety and family violence. 
Contact
kerrie@vocal.org.au if you wish to be find out more.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Coffee and cakes are a favourite in our office. What a great way to celebrate IWD 2021.
MARCH 4 JUSTICE
The Dean of Newcastle Law School Professor, Tania Sourdin, (right) attended Newcastle's March4Justice alongside VOCAL.
We hope you can continue to support our charity and follow our work in 2021. 
Join us or renew your annual $15 membership here!

3 Month Statistics (January - March)

  • 480 survivors reached out for support (160 each month)
     
  • 85% female and 15% male
     
  • 18% are children and young people experiencing violence
     
  • 90% sought help after physical violence
     
  • 30% required support for sexual violence
     
  • 25% required assistance for property damage/ theft/break and enter
Our small team does great work...
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PO Box 1310 Newcastle NSW 2300

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