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Submissions to the Review to Improve Victim’s Experiences of Summary Criminal Proceedings

The CIJ contributed two submissions to a review by the Department of Justice and Community Safety into the experiences of victims of crime involved in proceedings in the summary criminal jurisdiction – a review required under the Victims’ Charter Act 2006 (Victims’ Charter).  In the first, our Open Circle team discuss the potential for restorative justice processes to provide victims of crime, and those responsible for the harm they have experienced, to achieve a different kind of justice outcome. The second submission draws on the CIJ’s findings from a system-wide review of Victoria’s victim support services, to explore better ways to meet the needs of the many victims of summary crime.