A new mobile app, Justice Journey, has been developed to help victims of crime and their families navigate the justice system.
Attorney General Brad Hazzard said the free app made it easier and simpler to get information about the court process, support services and victim’s rights.
“In the 21st Century it is time to demystify the criminal justice system – and apps are a major leap forward,” he said.
“This app provides information and guidance for victims from the time of the crime until after the court process has finished.”
The Justice Journey app covers when a crime is committed, evidence gathering; how to report a crime; crime investigation; how to handle time in court and the processes after a court appearance, including appeals, access to court documents, counselling and support.
Mr Hazzard said in another important step in ensuring victims of crime voices were heard, people with experience in victims support were being asked to nominate for six community members positions on the Victims Advisory Board.
“This is a great opportunity for those working in victims support to help shape the way the NSW Government supports victims of crime now and into the future,” Mr Hazzard said.
The Victims Advisory Board (VAB) provides strategic advice to the Government on issues, services, policies and legislation affecting victims of crime.
More information on how to apply for the VAB positions is available from Assistant Director General at the Department of Justice, Brendan Thomas on (02) 8688 7620.
The Justice Journey app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and on the App Store.
The app is also available online via Lawlink at this PS News link.