There are currently approximately 108 One Stop Crisis Centres (OSCC) in hospitals in Bangkok and provincial areas of Thailand. Each OSCC is a multidisciplinary unit that provides comprehensive services for victims of violence in Thailand. The centres are equipped not only with medical doctors and nurses, but also representatives from the Royal Thai Police, the Office of the Attorney-General, non-governmental organisations, emergency shelters, and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. As a result, victims have access to immediate services and assistance. An OSCC usually assumes multifunctional roles. The centre receives reported cases of violence against women and coordinates with other units (e.g. police station, the court or the ministry) if need be. The centres provide physical and mental treatment, legal assistance, and recovery and rehabilitation, with multidisciplinary teams to help women victims of all forms of violence. Victims of violence are informed of the services when they come to seek medical treatments at the hospitals, as well as through the media. The centres are funded by the Ministry of Public Health and, within the Ministry, the Bureau of Health Systems Development Department has been established to oversee the information systems of the units.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Thailand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009