Victim Support Service (VSS) is a Not-For-Profit organisation that provides practical and therapeutic support to 40,000 victims and witnesses each year in South Australia. We have a local presence in every major community throughout the State. And through our advocacy, we give a voice to victims within the criminal justice system.
Since 1979 we’ve been helping people affected by crime to face the future with hope. We support them therapeutically, emotionally and practically, helping them to cope and recover after crime. This can range from helping to get extra security for a woman who is threatened by her partner, to supporting families as they cope with the aftermath of a murder of a loved one. We often support people through challenging and traumatic times, helping them to get their lives back on track.
Our services are free and confidential to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. We are not a government agency or part of the police and victims don't have to report a crime to get our help. It doesn’t matter where the crime happened and people affected by crime can call us any time after the offence, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.