Where we are up to
Work is underway to enhance the Child Witness Service program so that Aboriginal clients are supported in a way that is culturally appropriate and easily accessible.
The Child Witness Service is a program within the Department of Justice and Community Safety, designed to assist children and young people who are called to provide evidence at Court about a violent crime. It provides children and young people the opportunity to give evidence from a remote witness room, rather than in person in the Court setting. The program operates at all Courts across Victoria and it is independent from police and prosecutions.