ACT Policing signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) today (Tuesday, November 22) at the Winchester Police Centre in Belconnen.
The working relationship between the two will help provide a coordinated, collaborative approach in the support of victims and investigations of sexual assault and child abuse matters.
Acting Chief Police Officer Bruce Hill said it is about ensuring the best service is provided to victims.
“Victims of sexual assault have gone through a traumatic experience and we hope that in signing this MoU, by working closely with the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, together we can support the victims emotionally, mentally and legally, by investigating the offence and bringing the perpetrators to justice,” Commander Hill said.
The CRCC is responsible for providing crisis support, counselling, information, and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault.
The service provides 24-hour crisis phone support as well as a 24-hour crisis call out, contactable on (02) 6247 2525. For more information on the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, go to their website http://crcc.org.au/ .