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Financial assistance

If you are a victim of crime you may be able to get financial assistance to help you cover some of the costs related to the crime.

This sections looks at different types of financial assistance that may be available, including:


If the accused person is found guilty in court for the crime committed against you, you may be able to claim money from them. This is called reparation. You can read more about getting reparation from the offender

Witness expenses

If you are required to be a witness in court, you may be able to claim expenses to cover some of the costs of attending court to give evidence. Speak to the officer in charge about how to claim these expenses.

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