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Legal audits and supporting victims of crime

These guidelines describe non-government agency roles in making a referral for a Legal Audit of a young person’s file and recommendations for an application to Victims Services.


The NSW Charter of Victims’ Rights (the Charter) requires out-of-home care (OOHC) service providers to ensure that children and young people under their care who have been victims of crime, receive appropriate support to meet their needs. This may include making an application to Victims Services under the Victims Support Scheme for counselling and/or financial assistance.

This document outlines guidance for OOHC service providers in supporting victims of crime who are under the parental responsibility of the Minister.

References to Child and Family District Units (CFDU) relate to the local contact point for liaison with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). In some instances this may be a Client Services Centre (CSC) rather than a CFDU.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2020