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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.
Are You a Victim of Crime? (PDF, 897KB)(A5 brochure)Accessible version (PDF, 419Kb)
Information for young people who are victims of crime.
(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
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.
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
(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.
(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.
Victims Protocol (PDF, 1750KB)(17pp A4 sheet) Information on conducting a forensic procedure in relation to a victim of a personal violence offence
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.
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.
This document is currently being updated to reflect changes to the criminal
justice system that were approved by NSW Parliament in Oct 2017 and are taking
effect from late 2017 through 2018. For more information about these changes
and how they affect victims go to: www.justice.nsw.gov.au/reforms
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:
Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 189KB)(A3 poster) Sets out the Charter of Victims Right in plain English.
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.
Elder Abuse (PDF, 284KB)(A3 poster) Information about contacting the Victims Access Line if you know or