It is with great pleasure that the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) announces the launch of the Dhumbumana Healing Strategy 2021– 23.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribunal is in a position to authorise payment for remote psychological or counselling sessions where an award has previously been made for face to face sessions, or upon application to the Tribunal for an
On 9 November 2021 the Chief Magistrate Judge Hannan, issued a new Practice Direction regarding access to Tribunal files.
Please see link below for updated publication.
Please be advised that due to the Government’s circuit breaker lockdown, the Tribunal has moved to remote operations.
In November 2020 the VOCA Act was amended to enable the Chief Magistrate to delegate powers to a new class of decision maker known as Tribunal Officers.
On 8 February 2021 the Chief Magistrate issued new Practice Directions regarding Counselling Awards and the provision of Assessment Reports by non-treating practitioners. Please see links below for updated publications