4 Feb 2015

Offender levy supporting victims of crime

2:46 pm on 4 February 2015

The Government's offender levy has reaped $16.6 million since its introduction in 2010.

All offenders have had to pay the $50 levy once sentenced, with the money then being used to help victims of crime.

Justice Minister Amy Adams said the money raised so far was $3 million more than expected.

She said it would be spent on 15 new grants and services, including a programme for women and families at risk of domestic violence and additional support for families of homicide victims and victims of sexual violence.