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.
If an application is dismissed, or the amount awarded is not considered appropriate, contact the CFDU or your regular DCJ contact. DCJ can request an internal review by Victims Services within 90 days of the date on the Notice of Determination. If the internal review is unsuccessful, DCJ may decide to appeal to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
The CFDU will keep the service provider informed throughout the review and appeal process and the service provider will in turn keep the victim and their carer informed.