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Civil - core areas of legal aid work

15. Victims of violent crime

Extended Legal Assistance is available to victims of violent crime to:

  • Apply for support under the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013, or
  • Apply for internal review of the Assessor’s decision under the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013.

To be eligible for Extended Legal Assistance an applicant must satisfy the following eligibility test:

Note: Extended Legal Assistance is an early intervention service provided by the in-house practice only. The provision of this service is dependent on in-house capacity.