Victims of Crime Act 2001 (SA) and regulations
Victim Support Service
Witness Assistance Service (Director of Public Prosecutions)
Information about the legal process, updates on the progress of a case and support services
Liaison with solicitors and prosecutors
Court preparation and familiarisation tours
Attendance and support during meetings with solicitors and prosecutors
Assistance with victim impact statements
Crisis counselling and debriefing in relation to the legal process
All children and young people under the age of 18 must be referred to the Witness Assistance Service. The service is restricted to those cases where a prosecution is being conducted by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Police Victim Contact Officers
Coroners Court Support Services
Department for Correctional Services Victim Services Unit
Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service
Crisis response service for recent rape and sexual assault (can include medical services, crisis counselling and advocacy)
Medical care for victims of rape and sexual assault
Forensic medical examinations for people who want to take legal action
Counselling for people who have been sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past (provided they were aged 16 or older at the time of the assault)
Court preparation and support
Information, support and short-term counselling for families and friends of people who have been sexually assaulted
Yarrow Place provide counselling and support for Aboriginal youth and adults who have experienced sexual assault and have two Aboriginal Sexual Assault workers on staff to assist.
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