Witness Assistance Service

Offences involving Children and Adolescents

Filed in Prosecuting Crimes by on July 16, 2015 • views: 0

Children and adolescents represent some of the most vulnerable victims and witnesses in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).  Offences involving children and adolescents are commonly sensitive, distressing and difficult for those involved. For the vast majority of children, reporting a crime is outside of their experience and control.  In most cases children just want the […]

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Domestic and Family Violence Prosecutions

Filed in Prosecuting Crimes by on July 8, 2015 • views: 0

Domestic Violence. Family Violence. Withdrawing the Charges. Domestic Violence. Domestic violence commonly takes place in domestic or family relationships and in most cases involves violence by a male toward a female partner or ex-partner. Return to top. Family Violence. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities prefer the term ‘family violence’ instead of domestic violence. […]

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Victims of Crime: Rights and Responsibilities

Filed in Victims & Witnesses (WAS) by on July 8, 2015 • views: 0

As a Victim of Crime you have a broad range of Rights and Responsibilities under the South Australian Victims of Crime Act 2001. Your Rights as a Victim are enshrined in the Declaration of Principles Governing Treatment of Victims; Part 2, Division 2 of the VOC Act 2011. Please refer to the Act if you […]

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Violence & Assaults

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Offences Medical, Counselling & Other Supports Violence and Assault matters represent some of the more common criminal offences under the criminal law. Any criminal offence where a person is harmed, assaulted, threatened or robbed is both serious and highly distressing. Planned, random and other acts of violence can be particularly distressing and can lead to […]

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Homicide

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Homicide Offences What Can I Expect? Counselling & Supports Victim Support Service   Homicide matters represent the most serious criminal offending under the criminal law. Any criminal offence where a person loses their life is both serious and tragic, and the effects on family members, loved ones and friends can be highly distressing, stressful and […]

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Death by Dangerous Driving

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Dangerous Driving Prosecutions Attending a Trial Media Interest Counselling & Supports Dangerous Driving Prosecutions Losing a family member, friend or loved-one through a serious road accident can be distressing and traumatic. The added stress of navigating the criminal justice system can complicate the grieving process; as can the length of time it may take to […]

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Victims Registers

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Eligibility to register as a victim of crime What information is provided in relation to a sentenced prisoner? What information is provided in relation to an offender serving a bond or community service order? How to register Application forms The Victim Service Unit in the Department for Correctional Services maintains a Victim Register. Registered victims […]

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Criminal Injuries Compensation (CIC)

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Criminal Injuries Compensation (CIC) may be available for a person who has been injured as the result of a criminal offence. Criminal Injuries Compensations is available where it can be proven that a physical injury, psychological injury and /or financial loss has occurred as a result of a crime. There is also CIC available for […]

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Intervention Orders

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Intervention Orders help to protect you and other family members by forbidding a person (the defendant) from behaving towards you (the protected person) in ways which may; Harass, Threaten, Abuse or, Use violence. An intervention order can be issued by either the police or the Court, and contains conditions that order the defendant to not […]

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Domestic and Family Violence Safety Resource

Filed in Resources by on May 28, 2015 • views: 0

Downloadable PDF Version – DV Safety Resource (PDF 0.3MB) General saftey strategies Saftey during violence Safety at home Workplace & public safety Safety planning with children Important documents to keep with you Everyone has the right to feel safe and live in an environment free from violence. As a way of achieving this, we have a […]

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Understanding Appeals

Filed in Courts by on May 28, 2015 • views: 0

Downloadable PDF Version – Understanding Appeals (PDF 0.4MB) What is an appeal? Who can appeal? Why might an appeal be pursued? How does the DPP decide whether or not to appeal? What is the general process of an appeal? What if the single justice refuses leave to appeal? What might be the outcome of an appeal […]

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Understanding Bail

Filed in Courts by on May 28, 2015 • views: 0

Downloadable PDF Version – Bail Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4MB) What is bail? Who can apply for bail? Are there different types of bail? What is a bail agreement? What happens if bail is refused? When can an accused person apply for bail? How many times can a person apply for bail? I have heard the term […]

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