The New South Wales Government believes that victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their rights and dignity.
In keeping with the requirements of the
Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999, Juvenile Justice established and maintains a Victims Register. Through the Victims Register, Juvenile Justice provides support and information to victims of crime as outlined in the Charter of Victims Rights.
Registered victims of young offenders who have committed a
serious children’s indictable offence are also given the opportunity to make a submission to the Serious Young Offenders Review Panel (SYORP).
In accordance with the
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the
Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987, registered victims cannot be provided with the following information:
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act (Privacy Act) ensures legally enforceable privacy rights for people and governs how public sector agencies deal with personal information. It allows people the opportunity to make a complaint to Juvenile Justice about misuse of their personal information and/or apply to Juvenile Justice for an internal review concerning an alleged misuse of their personal information.
These rights apply to both registered victims and detainees.
Victims Rights Act 1996 defines a victim of crime as:
If you wish to formally register your interest with Juvenile Justice, please contact Policy and Government Relations to discuss the matter further. All correspondence should be marked confidential and addressed to:
The Victims Register application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Victims Register Application form (Word 106kb)
The Victims of Crime website provides practical information for victims of crime about
The Victims Services Website is accessed through Lawlink by clicking here.