Easy-read English Charter of Victims’ Rights now available

The Office of the Interim Victim’s Commissioner has published an easy-read guide to the Charter of Victims’ Rights.

The Charter of Victims’ Rights outlines:

  • the appropriate treatment of victims, such as the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and the right to privacy
  • the right to be given information about services that can help victims recover
  • rights in the criminal justice system
  • the right to be kept informed of the progress of a police investigation and any prosecution
  • rights when attending court as a witness
  • the right to make a victim impact statement for the court to consider during sentencing of an offender if they are found guilty
  • rights when an offender is imprisoned
  • the right to make a complaint if these rights are not upheld.

Find out more at the Victims’ Commissioner website.