Witness Assistance Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Witness Assistance Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Organisation Address
7th Floor, 45 Pirie St Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8207 1529
Organisation Fax
08 8207 1799
Organisation Email
GPO Box 464 Adelaide, SA 5001
Parent Body:
Attorney-General's Department
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Eligibility:
Child and adult victims of crime, their family members and witnesses for the prosecution

Provides a service to ensure that all victims of crime, witnesses for the prosecution and their immediate family have access to information and support services, and are aware of their rights and responsibilities when dealing with the criminal justice system.

Information
Services
  • Provision of information about the legal process, updates on the progress of a case, support services and victim's rights and responsibilities
  • Liaison with solicitors and prosecutors and other agencies
  • Court preparation and familiarisation tours
  • Attendance and support during meetings with solicitors and prosecutors
  • Coordination and provision of court companion support for victims/witnesses
  • Assistance with the preparation and presentation of victim impact statements for the sentencing court
  • Crisis counselling, intervention and debriefing in relation to the legal process
  • Community education and training and contribution to policy about victim's issues
Last updated: 17/07/2017
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