We believe that all victims of crime in South Australia should have access to free, high quality, expert information and support. Whether you’re a victim of crime, friend or family member, student, professional or journalist, you’ll find our Resource Centre full of helpful information.
Our Resource Centre offers a unique collection specially chosen to help and support victims of crime in South Australia. We have books, CDs, DVDs, online links and ebooks. These can assist you with coping with anger, grief, depressions, trauma, fear and anxiety as well as coping with specific crimes such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, or fraud.
Members can borrow 1 or 2 items for 4 weeks at a time.
You can choose from:
You can call in to our Adelaide office to pick items up (and browse the shelves while you’re here) or you can ask our librarian to post them out to you.
Books are to be returned to the Resource Centre in person or by mail in a padded bag.
The Resource Centre is located in our Adelaide office (33 Franklin St, ADELAIDE SA 5000).
You can also return items to your local VSS office.
If you take longer to return books, we will send you a reminder.
If you need to borrow for more than 4 weeks, please ask our librarian for a longer loan.
If books are not returned, they will have to be replaced.
Call the Victim Helpline on 1800VICTIM (1800 842 846) or send our librarian an email. Our librarian is available Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Simply fill out the Resource Centre membership form below.
Search the Resource Centre catalogue for self-help books and ebooks. These can assist you with coping with anger, grief, depression, trauma, fear and anxiety as well as coping with specific crimes such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence or fraud.
For more practical information about common reactions to crime, and tips to help you on your journey to recovery, call the VSS Helpdesk on 1800 VICTIM (1800 842846).
Many people turn to their family and friends for support after a crime. Helping someone on their journey to recovery from crime can be hard, especially if you are feeling upset by what has happened to the person that you care about. Sometimes it can be difficult for family and friends to know how to act or what to say, or how to help. Whether you just need someone to talk to about how you're feeling, or if you'd like advice on how to help someone affected by crime, we are here to listen and to provide practical information about what you can do.
Call the Victim Helpdesk on 1800 VICTIM (1800 842 846) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search our catalogue for resources that can support you in your work.
Topics include victimology, criminology, psychology, social work, trauma counselling and the criminal justice system.
Including Victim Helpdesk details in your story will enable people affected by crime to contact us for support.
Phone 1800 VICTIM (1800 842 846)
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