Victims of Crime Commissioner
My name is Fiona McCormack and I am Victoria’s Victims of Crime Commissioner.
I took up the role of Victoria’s Victims of Crime Commissioner in July 2019.
I’m really honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of being a voice for people who've become victims of crime and I want to do everything I can to advocate for a justice system in Victoria that is respectful and safe.
I have a long history of advocating for victims. I led Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for family violence services in Victoria, for 14 years. During that time, I was responsible for giving advice to government and other agencies on how services and systems could be improved for family violence victims. I worked to give a voice to victims and survivors, both in the media and in the community, to help others understand victims’ experiences.
I have a background in community development, education, leadership and change which I want to utilise to ensure government, services and the justice system understands, and better responds to, the needs of victims.
As the Victims of Crime Commissioner, first and foremost I want to listen to victims’ experiences and learn from them.
I am particularly passionate about improving responses to those who experience additional barriers when interacting with the justice system.
Video: Introduction to the Victims of Crime Commissioner, Fiona McCormack