Victims of crime register

People directly affected by crime can register to receive information about an offender.

The offender must be in prison or subject to community-based supervision with the Department for Correctional Services.

In the case of domestic violence, the offender does not need to have been charged or convicted for the victim to receive information.

These people can apply:

  • the victim of the offence
  • a parent or guardian, if the victim is under 18
  • in the case of homicide, a member of the victim's family
  • a professional acting on behalf of the victim.

You are not eligible if you committed or took part in the crime.

Once your details are verified, the police will confirm your eligibility. The offender will not be told you are on the register.

What happens next

We will:

  • keep you up to date and give you accurate information - we will send out standard updates by mail and email and phone you regarding urgent matters and consultations.
  • advise the Parole Board of your registration.

For advice and updates, registered victims can phone 1800 370 550 Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Type of information provided

Sentenced prisoners

Information that can be released includes:

  • the facility where the prisoner is held
  • details of any transfer from one facility to another
  • details of the sentence that the prisoner is liable to serve
  • the date of release and the reasons for this - eg bail, leave of absence, home detention, parole
  • details of any escape from custody by the prisoner.

Assistance is also provided to address any safety concerns victims may have following an offender's release from custody.

Offenders serving a bond or community service order

Information that can be released includes:

  • whether the offender completed the community service
  • whether the conditions of the bond were complied with.

Related information

Other websites

Victim Services - Department for Correctional Services

Contact

Victim Services Unit
Department for Correctional Services
Email: DCSVictimServices@sa.gov.au
Phone: 1800 370 550


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Page last updated 18 February 2020

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