Commissioner for Victims of Crime

Supporting and advocating for victims of crime throughout Western Australia.
Last updated: 20 September 2023

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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.

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.

Sexual violence has serious impacts on the wellbeing of victim-survivors.

The Western Australian Government is running two projects to address sexual violence:

  1. Improving experiences of victim-survivors: Review of criminal justice system responses to sexual offending (the Review). The Review is open for public consultation until 8 October 2023.
  2. The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Strategy (the Strategy). Public consultation for the Strategy has now closed.

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.