A COMMITTEE to review government-funded services for victims of crimes will be headed by the State Labor MP for Burwood Bob Stensholt.

The review will look at the efficiency and effectiveness of existing services, identify service gaps and outline likely future demands.

Attorney General Rob Hulls said victims of crime were a “major priority” for the State Government.

“Services to victims are currently being delivered by a number of organisations, including the Victims Referral and Assistance Scheme and Centres Against Sexual Assault,” he said.

“This review will look at how these services are being delivered and answer the question of determining the best way of delivery in the future.”

Mr Hulls said it was vital that the best possible services were provided to victims of crime.

“We have already reinstated compensation for pain and suffering and are keen to ensure that we can provide for victims,” he said.

“It is not enough that these services just exist, we want to ensure that they are provided efficiently and appropriately.

“This review will ensure that there is a co-ordinated delivery of victim support services across government and the state, so that it meets those people who need it the most.”

The committee is expected to report back to the attorney general by mid-year.