Victims rights

 

New South Wales has a Charter of Victims Rights, which aims to protect and promote your rights if you are a victim of crime. The Charter is about how you should be treated and assisted if you are a victim of crime.

 

On 7 December 2010 , the people who must abide by the Charter  has been extended from people who work in government departments to non-government agencies and contractors funded by the state who provide support services to victims of crime.


The Charter says victims have a right to:

  • be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect
  • be told about and to access welfare, health and counselling services
  • privacy and protection
  • be told about legal processes within the criminal justice system.


Victims Services provides information about the Charter and areas relating to the victims rights.

If you think your rights are not being met, contact the service you are dealing with first. If the matter cannot be resolved, call Victims Services on 1800 633 063 or email vs@agd.nsw.gov.au.