Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

Compensation Lawyers that specialise in helping victims of abuse.

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Key Point:

The Victorian Government has announced the Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme.

Kelso Lawyers can help you receive the maximum payment. Submit the form to get started.

Why The Redress Scheme Was Announced

Abuse within Victoria’s Police Force is far more common than you think.

A work environment that encourages the sexual objectification of women, the harassment of LGBT individuals and so on, is a dangerous and unpleasant place.

And not enough has been done about it. Until now.

Due to the culture of the Force, victims are less likely to speak out, even to their co-workers. This needs to end. Victims need to be able to speak out and have their abusers face justice.

The victims should not be left without a career because they were harassed and abused by their colleagues.

The Victorian Government have launched a scheme where all former and current Victoria Police employees who have experienced rape, sexual harassment or sex discrimination are eligible to apply. This includes VPS staff, uniformed members, Protective Services Officers and Police Custody Officers.

To be eligible, applicants must have experienced sexual assault, harassment or discrimination before 12 December 2019. Please get in touch with Kelso Lawyers – we will be able to help you with your claim. 

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FAQ

For the Victorian scheme the only form of abuse being considered for redress is sexual abuse. 

Any of the following actions can be categorised as sexual abuse.

  • Unwanted physical touch of a sexual nature including kissing and fondling
  • Forced sexual intercourse
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Filming or recording sexual interactions without consent
  • Using substances to encourage or force sexual activity
  • Using intimidation and threats to encourage or force sexual activity

If you have been a victim of any abuse while working in the police force, please get in touch with our team today. We would like to help.

If you have been abused while working for the police force, please contact our team. We will hear your story, and advise of any next steps.

If you have a case for compensation, our team will require additional information. This may include medical or legal records. We will need your permission to access these files.

Once we have the necessary information, we will apply to the scheme on your behalf. 

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