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Victim Assistance Worker - Courthouse Support

Victims of Crime NT Inc
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Duties of a Courthouse Support Volunteer include :

  • Being a friendly and approachable face for victims/witnesses attending the Darwin Local Court
  • Assisting victims and/or witnesses with their orientation to the court
  • Offering support using a strengths-based approach that demonstrates active listening, empathy, and reassurance, but does not engage around the detail of any matters that are before the court..
  • Raising awareness of the services provided by VoCNT with relevant legal stakeholders
  • Approaching potential clients to offer information about what to expect on their day in court
  • Providing opportunities for victims to be referred to a Victim Support Officer (VSO) or other appropriate specialised services
  • Providing general support to victims, their families and prosecution witnesses during their contact with the court and justice system
  • Providing assistance to victims and witnesses in completing paperwork where required
  • Completing any administrative requirements/forms for input into database.