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Resources and websites

In Australia there is a significant amount of support, information and research available about sexual assault.

Here are some websites, resources and publications to assist victims of sexual assault, their family and loved ones, as well as those people working to prevent sexual assault and its impact on people.

    Related websites

    ​NSW Department of Justice and other government departments

    ​Legal Aid:
    www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
    ​Victims Services:
    www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au
    ​NSW Rape Crisis Centre:
    www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
    ​LawAccess:
    www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au
    ​Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault:
    www.aifs.gov.au
    ​NSW Police Force:
    www.police.nsw.gov.au
    ​NSW Police Force - adult sexual assault:
    www.police.nsw.gov.au
    ​NSW Health, Education Centre Against Violence:
    www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.au
    ​NSW Health, directory of sexual assault services in NSW:
    www.health.nsw.gov.au
    ​CASAC (Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counsellors):
    www.casac.org.au
    ​Eastern and Central Sydney Sexual Assault Service:
    www.secasa.com.au
    ​Reachout:
    http://au.reachout.com
    ​Headspace:
    www.headspace.org.au
    ​For in-line publications of legislation , go to the official NSW Government website:
    www.legislation.nsw.gov.au
    ​Women's Legal Services:
    www.womenslegalnsw.asn.au
    ​Department of Community Services (DoCS):
    www.community.nsw.gov.au
    Joint Investigative Response Teams
    Spot it. Help stop it
    Reporting suspected abuse or neglect
    Questions about Reporting
    ​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services:
    www.alsnswact.org.au
    ​Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Womens' Legal Centre:
    www.wirringabaiya.org.au
    ​Commission for Children and Young People:
    www.kids.nsw.gov.au
    ​Enough is Enough:
    www.enoughisenough.org.au
    ​Victims of Crime Assistance League (VOCAL) NSW:
    www.vocal.org.au
    Intellectual Disability Rights Service (Criminal Justice Support Network):
    www.idrs.org.au

    Resources, publications and acknowledgements

    The creators of this website acknowledge the contribution of the representatives of the following agencies:

    Education Centre against Violence-NSW Health, NSW Police Force, Department of Community Services, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, NSW Rape Crisis Centre, Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counsellors (CASAC), Commission for Children and Young People and various Business Centres in the Department of Justice.

    Acknowledgement is also given to the many resources and publications used, including the image used from the Flickr website and those contacts listed below:

    ​NSW Department of Justice
    and other government departments

    ​Victims Services

    The Charter of Victims Rights contains 18 rights and explains what to do if the victim feels their rights under the Charter are not being met.

    DVD: Justice Journey
    Information for victims of crime about going to court in NSW.

    ​Diversity Services

    DVD: So you have to go to court!
    Provides basic information and tips for people with cognitive disabilities who a required to attend court. The DVD can be viewed online.

    ​Legal Aid:
    www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

    ​Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
    Phone: (02) 9840 3737

    www.ecav.health.nsw.gov.aufor publications and details about training.
    Some useful publications:
    • Helping to make it better. Helping your child
      Information for parents and carers about the sexual assault of children.
    • Recovering from sexual assault navigating the journey Information for women who have been sexually assaulted.
    • When a man is raped
      Information for men who have recently been sexually assaulted.
    • Who can a man tell?
      This is for men who were sexually assaulted as children.
    • What is sexual assault?
      A multilingual booklet on sexual assault
    • Big shame
      A video about child sexual assault in the Aboriginal community.

    ​Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). NSW
    Toll free: 1800 814 534

    Information for Witnesses
    This webpage provides information about criminal prosecutions for witnesses.

    ​Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Yarrow Place. Government of South Australia
    What choice do I have?
    A booklet which gives Information for People who have experienced a rape or sexual assault in South Australia.

    ​NSW Government initiative
    Keep Them Safe
    A NSW government 5 year action plan to improve the safety and well being of children.

    ​Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Victoria
    Bursting the Bubble
    A website for children about domestic violence.

    ​Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
    Through Young Black Eyes
    A series of resources to help you develop safe communities and protect children form the impact of family violence and child abuse.

    ​Department of Community Services. www.community.nsw.gov.au

    NSW Interagency Guidelines for Child Protection Intervention. 2006

    ​Services - NSW Government

    ​Victims Services, Department of Justice

    www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.au
    Victims Services is part of the NSW Department Justice and helps victims of crime in NSW access services and entitlements to assist in their recovery.
    Phone: 1800 633 063

    ​Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

    Witness Assistance Service
    Provides information, assistance and support to victims and their families in cases prosecuted by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
    Phone: 1800 814 534

    ​NSW Health

    www.health.nsw.gov.au/services
    The NSW Health Services website has a directory of sexual assault services located in your area. Sexual Assault Services provide access to 24 hour counselling, medical assessment and treatment , to adults and children and their non-offending families and friends.

    ​Services - Non-government organisations (NGOs)

    ​NSW Rape Crisis
    Phone: 1800 424 017
    PO Box 555, Drummoyne NSW 2047, Australia

    www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
    NSW Rape Crisis is a 24-hour telephone and online crisis, support and referral service for anyone in NSW who has experienced sexual violence.

    ​Rosie's Place.
    Phone: (02) 9625 2599

    www.rosiesplace.com.au
    A child's guide to counselling. For children who have experienced child sexual assault

     

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