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The Challenge of Delivering Services Which Provide for Restoration to Rurally Isolated Communities – The Victorian Example

Donnelly, Jenny
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Restoration for Victims of Crime Conference. Australian Institute of Criminology and Victims Referral and Assistance Service. Melbourne

This paper outlines the work of the Victim’s Assistance Program. The principles of the program are to strengthen community action, build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, develop personal skills, and reorient health services. The authors point out the difficulties of providing victims services to rural areas where there may not be service personnel and where victim and offender may encounter each other is social outings. Using a case study, the authors show the way in which victim’s needs may be met.


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