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Information about victims rights

If you are a victim of crime you have rights: Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 78Kb)

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 Aboriginal and a victim of crime? Charter of Victims Rights? (PDF, 185Kb)

Sets out in plain English for Aboriginal people who are victims of crime, 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.

Charter of Victims Rights (PDF, 56Kb)

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.

Listen Up - Information for Young People (PDF, 374KB)
Provides information in cartoon format about the Charter of Victims Rights for young people.

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

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.

Sentencing Information Package (PDF, 147KB)

Jointly produced by Victims Services, Criminal Law Review Division and NSW Sentencing Council to assist victims of crime in understanding the sentencing process.

Note: 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 guide (PDF, 160KB)

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