Witness Assistance Service

Understanding Bail

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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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Court Companion Guidelines

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Downloadable PDF version – Court Companion Guidelines – Friends & Family (PDF 0.4MB) What is a Court Companion? Who Can Be A Court Companion? What is your role as a Court Companion? Why are Court Companions required? Who is considered to be an appropriate Court Companion? Who is not considered an appropriate Court Companion? What Basic […]

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Adult Victims and Witnesses

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  Downloadable PDF version – Attending Trial – Adult Victims/Witnesses (PDF 0.3MB) Before the trial During the trial After the trial Other general tips For many people, attending a criminal trial is both an unfamiliar and stressful experience. For victims and witnesses required to give evidence at a trial, it is important that you prepare to […]

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Understanding Plea Negotiations

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Downloadable PDF Version – Understanding Plea Negotiations (PDF 0.4MB) What is meant by the term ‘plea negotiation’? Are plea negotiations a usual part of criminal proceedings? Why do plea negotiations occur in criminal matters? Are there specific rules or guidelines prosecutors must follow? Do plea negotiations always result in a defendant securing a lesser charge or […]

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‘Proofing’ Meetings

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Downloadable PDF Version – Attending A Proofing Fact Sheet (PDF 0.3MB) Why do we have ‘proofing’ meetings? Who will be in attendance at the ‘proofing’ meeting? Where will the ‘proofing’ meeting occur? What will happen at the ‘proofing’ meeting? Can a support person attend with me at the ‘proofing’ meeting? How many times will I have […]

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WAS

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Rape & sexual assult

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The term “sexual assault” refers to a broad range of unwanted sexual behaviours such as Sexual comments or suggestions Touching someone in a sexual way Digital (finger) penetration Masturbation of either the victim or the accused Oral (mouth) sexual contact / penetration of either the victim or the accused Anal sexual penetration of either the […]

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Mental impairment /fitness to stand trial

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Downloadable PDF Version – Mental Impairment Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4MB) Are there particular laws relating to people with mental illness who commit criminal offences? Why do we need laws specific for people with mental illness who commit criminal offences? Why are people with mental illness who commit criminal offences dealt with through special legislation? What is […]

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Resources

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Victims & Witnesses

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Courts

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Victim Publications and Resources

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Victim Publications APY – Victims of crime brochure (PDF 0.9MB) Major Crash Brochure (PDF 0.8MB) Fighting Scams and Fraud (PDF 0.5MB) Homicide Maze (PDF 0.8MB) Make Time to Report Crime (PDF 0.5MB) Respond Booklet for Men (PDF 1.1MB) Bereaved by suicide booklet (PDF 0.8MB) Unsolved Homicides (PDF 1.4MB) Victims of Crime (PDF 1.2MB) What Choices (PDF 1.0MB) Victim Resources Children Surviving After Homicide (PDF 0.2MB) Coroner’s […]

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