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.
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:
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.
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.
Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)Phone: (02) 9840 3737
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). NSWToll free: 1800 814 534
Information for WitnessesThis webpage provides information about criminal prosecutions for witnesses.
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Yarrow Place. Government of South AustraliaWhat 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 SafeA NSW government 5 year action plan to improve the safety and well being of children.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Victoria Bursting the BubbleA website for children about domestic violence.
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child CareThrough Young Black EyesA 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
Victims Services, Department of Justice
www.victimsservices.justice.nsw.gov.auVictims 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 ServiceProvides information, assistance and support to victims and their families in cases prosecuted by the Office of the Director of Public ProsecutionsPhone: 1800 814 534
www.health.nsw.gov.au/servicesThe 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.
NSW Rape CrisisPhone: 1800 424 017PO Box 555, Drummoyne NSW 2047, Australia
www.nswrapecrisis.com.auNSW 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.auA child's guide to counselling. For children who have experienced child sexual assault
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