Danielle Wisniak specialises in Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) applications and has over 10 years’ experience in the jurisdiction.

The tribunal can provide assistance to victims of crime for any pain, suffering or financial distress suffered as a result of criminal acts. Danielle has a particular expertise in cases involving family violence and sexual assault.

You may qualify for financial assistance if you were the victim of, or witness to, an act of violence which took place in Victoria, can attract a prison sentence and resulted in an injury to you.

Primary victims can receive up to $60,000 to cover various things including medical expenses, counselling, and loss of earnings resulting from the act of violence. Secondary and related victims can receive up to $50,000 to cover medical and counselling expenses, and some loss of earnings, arising as a direct result of witnessing the act of violence or of being a relative of a primary victim.