If you have been a victim of a violent crime in Victoria and you are seeking information regarding your offender’s sentencing a service exists whereby you can be informed of information such as the length of sentence, earliest release dates, actual release dates or notification of the offender being moved to home detention.
The service, the Victims Register, also allows victims to make written submissions to the Adult Parole Board voicing any concerns they may have over the offender being released on parole. Special conditions thought appropriate by the victim may also be considered by the board.
Who can apply:
- If the offender has been in prison as a result of a violent crime he or she committed against you, you can apply to be placed on the Register
Alternatively, you may also be able to apply if:
- You are or have in the past been a domestic partner of the prisoner and you have a family violence intervention order in force against the prisoner
- You can show that you have suffered a history of family violence at the hands of the offender
- You were a witness for the prosecution at the trial
Note: You are not eligible to be placed on the Register if the prisoner is detained in a Youth Justice Centre, if the offender is not under sentence or the offender is not guilty due to a mental impairment.
How to apply:
If the offender of the violent crime against you has been imprisoned in Victoria and you wish to seek more information about the Victims Register contact the register on 1800 819 817.
For an application form
- email the Registrar on VictimsRegister@justice.vic.gov.au or
- download a Victims Register brochure or application form from the Department of Justice for Victoria Website.
For any further general information contact: Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services in Victoria on freecall 1800 000 055 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org