Publications - Victims Rights

You can order any of these publications free of ch​arge.

Brochures​ ​

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If you are a victim of crime you have rights: Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 78Kb)
(DL brochure)
Accessible version (PDF, 137Kb)

Sets out in plain English, the 18 rights contained in the Charter of Victims Rights and also explains what to do if the victim feels their rights under the Charter are not being met.

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Are You a Victim of Crime? (PDF, 897KB)
(A5 brochure)
Accessible version (PDF, 419Kb)

Information for young people who are victims of crime.

Information sheets​ ​

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Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 56Kb)

(2pp A4 sheet) Sets out the 18 rights contained in the Charter of Victims Rights and also explains what to do if the victim feels their rights under the Charter are not being met.

Also available to download in

Arabic (PDF, 73Kb)
Chinese Simplified (PDF, 159Kb)
Chinese Traditional (PDF, 303Kb)
Dari (PDF, 70Kb)
French (PDF, 46Kb)
Greek (PDF, 57Kb)
Hindi (PDF, 89Kb)
Korean (PDF, 151Kb)
Macedonian (PDF, 73Kb)
Samoan (PDF, 63Kb)
Somali (PDF, 45Kb)
Spanish (PDF, 45Kb)
Swahili (PDF, 44Kb)
Tamil (PDF, 57Kb)
Turkish (PDF, 49Kb)
Vietnamese (PDF, 52Kb)
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(1pp A4 sheet) Provides information about Victims Services and what services it can provide to victims of crime in NSW.

Also available to download in

Arabic (PDF, 91Kb)
Chinese Simplified (PDF, 203Kb)
Chinese Traditional (PDF, 266Kb)
Croation (PDF, 70Kb)
Dinka (PDF, 99Kb)
Farsi (PDF, 87Kb)
Greek (PDF, 68Kb)
Khmer (PDF, 89Kb)
Korean (PDF, 97Kb)
Macedonian (PDF, 66Kb)
Serbian (PDF, 62Kb)
Spanish (PDF, 58Kb)
Thai (PDF, 76Kb)
Turkish (PDF, 66Kb)
Vietnamese (PDF, 61Kb)
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Listen Up - Information for Young People (PDF, 374KB)
(2pp A4 sheet) Provides information in cartoon format about the Charter of Victims Rights for young people.

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Information about investigation of the crime (PDF, 65KB)
(2pp A4 sheet) Explains Charter of Victims Right Number 4. It was jointly produced by Victims Services and NSW Police Force and assists victims to find out about the progress of the investigation of the crime. It explains:

  • The process for investigation

  • Who is involved in the investigation

  • Who a victim should contact

  • How long an investigation generally lasts

  • Other assistance available from the police

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Return of property held by the State (PDF, 63KB)

(2pp A4 sheet) Explains Charter of Victims Right Number 10. Under this Charter Right, victims have the right to reclaim their property held by the State once the property is no longer required for investigation or by the courts.

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Access to Court Documents - Information for Victims of Crime (PDF, 53KB)

(2pp A4 sheet) Information guide for victims of crime explaining how you can access court documents from the local, district or supreme court. If you have been a victim of crime and there were criminal proceedings against the offender, you may be able to access court documents in those proceedings. You may be entitled to fee-free access to judgements and written evidence in those proceedings in which you are concerned.

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Victims Registers (PDF, 105KB)
(1pp A4 sheet) Provides information for victims of crime about victims registers, their purpose and the contact details of the three agencies who hold victims registers: Corrective Services NSW, Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
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Victims Protocol (PDF, 1750KB)
(17pp A4 sheet) Information on conducting a forensic procedure in relation to a victim of a personal violence offence

​Booklets ​

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What rights do I have as a Victim of Crime? (PDF 434KB)
(12pp A5 booklet) Helps victims of crime understand their rights as described in the Charter of Victims Rights, how it relates to the Code of Practice and to know what to expect from service providers.

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Your Rights as a Victim of Crime (PDF, 772KB)
OUT OF PRINT Explains the Charter of Victims Rights, especially for victims with a cognitive disability. It goes through each of the rights under the Charter and adds explanations in plain English to assist in the understanding of the rights.

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Sentencing Information Package (PDF, 147KB)
(20pp A4 booklet) Jointly produced by Victims Services, Criminal Law Review Division and NSW Sentencing Council to assist victims of crime in understanding the sentencing process.

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Victim Impact Statements Information Package (PDF, 210KB)
(12pp A4 booklet) Assists victims making a victim impact statement in the Local, District or Supreme Court. Topics covered include:

  • What is a victim impact statement
  • Who can prepare a victim impact statement
  • When should a victim impact statement be prepared
  • What information should be in a victim impact statement
  • Where to obtain help in preparing a victim impact statement

​Posters ​

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Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 189KB)
(A3 poster) Sets out the Charter of Victims Right in plain English.

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Charter of Victims Rights - Aboriginal (PDF, 270KB)
(A3 poster) Sets out the Charter of Victims Right in plain English for Aboriginals who have been a victim of crime.

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Elder Abuse (PDF, 284KB)
(A3 poster) Information about contacting the Victims Access Line if you know or