The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that victims of crime receive appropriate support.
The Victims of Crime Act 1994 outlines the principles that apply to victims in the administration of justice. As far as practicable and appropriate, victims are dealt with at all times in a sympathetic, constructive and reassuring manner, with due regard to his or her personal situation, rights and dignity.
Following the arrest, prosecution and sentencing of an offender, victims may wish to continue to receive information about an offender who is serving a sentence of imprisonment, is under the supervision of ACT Corrective Services or who is to be considered for release to parole or licence. In the Australian Capital Territory, eligible victims may register on the ACT Victims Register. By doing so, they become entitled to receive information about the management of an offender’s sentence. They are also given the opportunity to make a submission to the Sentence Planning Group and/or the Sentence Administration Board about any application for unsupervised external leave, release to parole or licence by an offender.
The information on this site is provided to victims to enable them to make an informed decision as to whether they wish to request placement on the ACT Victims Register and/or provide submissions to the Sentence Planning Group or the Sentence Administration Board.