Friday, 30 October 2015 12:08

New Easy English resource – Reporting crime: your rights

The Commission welcomes the launch of a new Easy English resource from Victoria Police about people’s rights when reporting crime. The resource was developed in partnership with the Commission with input from a range of stakeholders.

The resource is in an accessible Easy English format to help a range of audiences, particularly people with cognitive and communication disabilities, understand their rights and how to report crime.

Download Reporting Crime: Your Rights (PDF) | (Text only)

The resource provides information about:

  • what a crime is
  • where crime can occur
  • how to report a crime
  • how to make complaints
  • where to go for additional help and support.

The new resource forms part of the Commission’s ongoing work with Victoria Police to implement the recommendations from Beyond doubt: the experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime.

The Commission looks forward to future opportunities to work with Victoria Police to improve communication access, and eventually gain and maintain full Communication Access accreditation as recommended in Beyond doubt.

The Commission will work with Victoria Police to promote and distribute this resource widely, including at Police Stations across Victoria and to government organisations and disability services.

 

Support for victims of crime

Victims of crime can access help and support from a range of organisations:

To report a crime contact Victoria Police.

For support to report a crime contact the Victims of Crime Helpline.

Women experiencing domestic violence can contact Safe Steps or the Women’s Legal Service Victoria.

Victim/survivors of sexual assault can contact the Centre Against Sexual Assault.

If you experience discrimination because of your disability, age, race, sex or something else about you that is protected under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010contact us at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Other resources

Easy English information about

  • Violent crime
  • Victim Impact Statements
  • The Victims Register

Is available from the Victims of Crime helpline webpage.

Easy English information for Victim/Survivors of sexual assault is available from the Centre Against Sexual Assault.

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