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Victims' rights and assistance

Victims of crime are people who have suffered harm or financial loss because of a crime. Family members or witnesses can also be victims of crime when they suffer emotional distress.

Victims of Crime SA is led by the Commissioner for Victims’ Rights and supports South Australian victims of crime.

Their office can:

  • provide information, advice and support
  • help to deal with the physical, emotional and financial impact of crime
  • help victims on their dealings with prosecution authorities and government agencies.

The Commissioner for Victims’ Rights is an independent statutory officer appointed to help victims of crime, advocate on their behalf and ensure their rights are upheld.

The Commissioner also monitors and reviews laws and court practices on victims

You can find out more about victims’ rights at the Victims of Crime SA website.