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The New South Wales Government believes that victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their rights and dignity.
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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).
The SYORP is an independent body established to assess all initial applications for day and overnight leave submitted on behalf of serious young offenders and to provide recommendations to the Executive Director, Youth Justice. The panel will carefully consider a range of reports and submissions, including any submission from a registered victim, prior to making its recommendation on a young offender’s application for leave from custody.
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:
The 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 Youth Justice about misuse of their personal information and/or apply to Youth Justice for an internal review concerning an alleged misuse of their personal information. These rights apply to both registered victims and young offenders.
The Children (Detention Centres) Act 1987 defines a victim as:
The Victims Register application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Victims Register Information Guide and Registration Form [PDF, 438kb]
The Victims Services website provides practical information for victims of crime about
If you wish to formally register your interest with Youth Justice, please contact the Victims Register Officer to discuss the matter further. All correspondence should be marked confidential and addressed to:
The Victims Register
Strategy & Engagement Directorate Youth Justice GPO Box 31 SYDNEY NSW 2001
If you have any questions about completing the application form or the function and role of Youth Justice and the Victims Register, please contact the Victims Register Officer on (02) 8346 1406.