Victims of crime

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.

The offender will not be told you are on the register.

Who can apply

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.

How to apply

Complete the application form. We will then verify your details and contact the police to check your eligibility.

Apply now

What happens next

We will:

  • advise the Parole Board of your registration.
  • keep you up-to-date and give you accurate information - we will send out standard updates by mail and email and we will phone and write to you regarding urgent matters and consultations.
  • provide information in varying ways for different reasons and will be in contact at various stages - as each case is different it is difficult to be specific.

Registered victims may phone the Victim Services Unit on 8226 9704 at any time for advice and updates.

Type of information provided

Sentenced prisoners

Information that can be released includes:

  • the 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
  • details of any escape from custody by the prisoner
  • the date on of release and the reasons for this - eg bail, leave of absence, home detention, parole.

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: dcs@sa.gov.au
Phone: 8226 9704


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Page last updated 4 December 2017

Provided by:
Department for Correctional Services
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https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/rights-and-law/victims-of-crime/victims-register
Last Updated:
04/12/17
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