Department of Human Services

Youth Justice Victims Register

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Youth Justice Division wants to help victims of crime. We acknowledge that victims of crime must be recognised and supported.

Victims of crime have rights, including:

  • To be treated in a way that is fair and with respect
  • To feel safe and protected
  • To have a voice and be heard
  • To get the help they need.

For more information about victims’ rights visit the Victims of Crime South Australia website.

About the Youth Justice Victims Register

DHS maintains the Youth Justice Victims Register.

The Youth Justice Victims Register collects the contact details of victims and the details of any crimes committed against them by a young person (between the ages of 10 and 18). It allows us to tell victims information when a young person is sentenced to home detention, detention or imprisonment.

The Department for Correctional Services also maintains a register of victims for people where the offender was over 18 years at the time of the offence.

More information

Phone the department on 1800 370 550
Email DCSVictimServices@sa.gov.au

The Youth Victims Register is an information service. It is not a counselling service. We can provide information about where to go to get counseling services or support for victims.

Who can register

You can apply to be on the register if you are a victim of a crime for which a young person is sentenced to home detention, detention or imprisonment.

If the victim is not alive or available, a family member of the victim can apply to be on the register instead.

If the victim is under 18 years of age, information can be given to a parent, guardian, or person helping them.

Information that can be provided to registered victims

Victims on the Youth Justice Victims Register can find out:

  • About the young person’s sentence
  • The place where the young person is in detention
  • If the young person moved from one Youth Justice Centre to a different one
  • The release date from detention and any conditions
  • If a young person has tried to escape from custody
  • If the young person is sentenced on Home Detention near their home.

Victims on the register can also give information to the Training Centre Review Board if they are meeting about the young person.

How to register

Print the Victim Registration application form (DOCX 193.9 KB)

Email the form to us at: YouthJusticeVictimRegistration@sa.gov.au

or

Post the form to us at:

Youth Justice Victims Officer
Plaza North, Riverside Centre, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Print the Victim Registration application form (DOCX 193.9 KB)

Youth Justice Victims Register confidentiality

A victim’s contact information will be kept safe and confidential. It will not be used for anything else.

The identity or registration of a victim will never be given to the young person.

Registration approval process

Applicants will be notified in writing about the outcome of their application.

What Happens Next

Once approved, registered victims will be provided with relevant updates by standard mail or email.

If the matter is urgent, we will contact the registered victim either by telephone or in writing.

DHS makes every effort to contact registered victims to keep them up to date with information that has been requested about the young person. It is important that registered contact details remain up to date. Registered victims are encouraged to nominate an alternative contact person if DHS is unable to make contact directly with the registered victim.

Where can I get help?

Victims of Crime SA

Support for victims of crime in South Australia. They can:

  • Give information, advice and support
  • Help victims to cope with the physical, emotional and financial impacts of crime
  • Help victims through the criminal justice process.

Phone 8204 9635
Email victimsofcrime@sa.gov.au
Website Victims of Crime South Australia website.

rebuild. Counselling for Victims of Crime (Relationships Australia)

Trauma-informed counselling and support to victims when they go through the criminal justice process.

Phone 1800 310 310
Email rebuild@rasa.org.au
Website rebuild - Counselling for Victims of Crime

South Australian Police (SAPOL)

Always contact the Police first to report a crime.

If life is in danger, phone 000 (Triple Zero)
Police attendance, phone 131 444
Crime Stoppers, phone 1800 333 000

Page last updated : 14 Apr 2021

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