Commissioner for Victims of Crime

Supporting and advocating for victims of crime throughout Western Australia.
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The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime advocates for and supports victims of crime in the Western Australian justice system.

Legislative responses to coercive control: Consultation outcomes report

The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime has conducted extensive community consultations to understand coercive control in the Western Australian context. The resulting report recommends a suite of systemic and legislative reforms to recognise and respond to patterns of family and domestic violence behaviours.

* The report includes stories about people who have experienced coercive control and contains information that may be confronting or distressing to readers.

All victim-related services in the Department of Justice are currently operating as normal. If you need more information about accessing a particular victim-related service, call the Office direct on 61 8 9264 9877.

The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime promotes and safeguards the interests of victims of crime in the Western Australian justice system. Our services are available to all Western Australians, wherever they live, and whatever their age, ability or disability, gender, sexuality, cultural background or personal circumstances. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the Whadjuk Nyoongar nation of the land on which we work and their elders, past, present and emerging.

The Office is proud to be LGBTQIA+ friendly.

The Office is staffed during standard business hours. If you contact the Office out of hours, your enquiry will be responded to on the next working day.

Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Western Australia

Kato KrazlanMs Kati Kraszlan was appointed the Western Australian Commissioner for Victims of Crime in August 2020.

Ms Kraszlan has spent many years in the Department of Justice, where she was part of the design and implementation of both the Drug Court and the Joondalup Family Violence Court, as well as developing the international award-winning West Kimberley Regional Prison.

While Acting Commissioner from 2017, Ms Kraszlan helped facilitate the State’s new family violence laws, delivered the National Redress Scheme in WA for victims of institutional child sexual abuse, helped develop a fund for the funerals of homicide victims, and the introduction of the State’s landmark ‘revenge porn’ laws.

Ms Kraszlan says her priority is to help victims of crime navigate the complexity of the criminal justice system.

Announcements

Media release

Report sets clear path to curbing coercive control

The Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime has proposed a suite of reforms to confront the pattern of family and domestic violence behaviours known as coercive control.