Witness Assistance Service

Dealing with the media

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Downloadable PDF Version – Dealing with the Media Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4MB) Who are the media? Will the media take an interest in my matter? When might the media approach me? Where might the media approach Me? What if I do not wish to speak with the media? What if I do wish to speak with […]

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Referral & support services

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Finding good and timely practical assistance and emotional support is crucial. Good support can assist those affected by crime to increase their well-being and cope better with the criminal justice process. We have put together a detailed list of supports and services in a range of areas including: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Services Accommodation […]

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Victim Impact Statements (VISs)

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Downloadable PDF Version –  Victim Impact Statements Fact Sheet (PDF 0.3MB) What is a Victim Impact Statement (VIS)? Who can submit a VIS? Do I have to provide a VIS? What if the Victim is a Child? When should I complete a VIS? How do I prepare a VIS? What information should I provide in my […]

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Vulnerable Witness provisions (VWP’s)

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Downloadable PDF version – Vulnerable Witness Provisions Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4MB) Why are VWPs needed? Who is a vulnerable witness? What are VWP’s? How will VWP’s help me? When do VWP’s need to be decided? Are VWP’s automatic? Who will make the application? Who will assess my need for VWP’s? Who approves the VWP’s requested? Can […]

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Child victims/witnesses

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Downloadable PDF version – Attending Trial – Children victims/witnesses (PDF 0.2MB) Before the Trial During the Trial After the Trial Other general tips A Final Word For young children and adolescents, attending a criminal trial can be an unfamiliar and stressful experience. Children and adolescents may not fully understand the criminal justice system and can often […]

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Prosecuting crimes

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The Court Process

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The Court Process

Downloadable PDF Version – Crime to Trial Process (PDF 0.2MB) Alleged crime Committal proceedings (Magistrates courts) Higher court proceedings (District & Supreme courts) Trial (District & Supreme courts) Sentence (District & Supreme courts) Appeals (Court Of Criminal Appeal (Cca) / High Court Of Australia Criminal justice process flow chart   *(Please be advised that this is […]

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Witness Assistance Service

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Witness Assistance Service

Downloadable PDF Version – Witness Assistance Service Fact Sheet (PDF 0.2MB) What is the Witness Assistance Service (WAS)? Why the need for the WAS? Who does the WAS work with? What does the WAS do? How do you make a referral to the WAS? How can I contact the WAS? What is the Witness Assistance Service […]

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