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Justice Journey - Information for victims of crime about going to court in NSW


    Video

    This video (also available on DVD) has been developed to assist victims of crime navigate the criminal justice system in NSW.

    It follows three victims of crime as they report the crime, give evidence in the Local, District and Supreme Courts, through to the final decision of the court and sentencing of the offender.
    It includes the following sections:

    Watch IntroductionIntroduction (1:29)
    watch Before you get to courtBefore you get to court (5:41)
    watch Overview of the court systemOverview of the court system (1:11)
    watch The Local CourtThe Local Court (3:08)
    watch Preparing for the hearingPreparing for the hearing (1:35)
    watch In the courtroomIn the courtroom (2:33)
    watch Your time at courtYour time at court (2:47)
    watch Giving evidenceGiving evidence (9:04)
    watch The verdictThe verdict (1:55)
    watch SentencingSentencing (2:43)

    Before you get to court

    see also factsheet What to expect at court (PDF 541KB)

    Overview of the court system

    see also factsheet Court processes - Local Court hearings (PDF 522KB) 
    see also factsheet Court processes - District and Supreme Court Trials (PDF 528KB)

    The Local Court

    see also factsheet The courtroom - Local Court (PDF 1307KB)
    see also factsheet The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) room (PDF 987KB)

    Preparing for the hearing

    see also factsheet What to expect at court (PDF 541KB)

    In the courtroom

    see also factsheet The courtroom - Local Court (PDF 1307KB)
    see also factsheet
    The courtroom - District and Supreme Courts (PDF 1518KB)

    Your time at court

    see also factsheet Taking Care of yourself (PDF 527KB)

    Giving evidence

    see also factsheet Giving Evidence (PDF 543KB)

    Sentencing

    see also factsheet Sentencing (PDF 538KB)