ACT Corrective Services is responsible for managing offenders in custody and in the community. Corrective Services must treat you with respect and appropriately consider your concerns.
After the Court makes a decision about whether a person is guilty, or the person pleads guilty, the Court may order a pre-sentence report. This is a report which is presented to the Court about matters which may be relevant to their sentencing. When making a pre-sentence report, Corrective Services must seek and consider your concerns about any risk of violence or harassment from the offender.
If you think that ACT Corrective Services have not respected your rights as a victim of crime, you should call the ACT Human Rights Commission on (02) 6205 2222.
There are some exceptions to these rights, but our team can talk to you about your particular situation and help you to decide if you should make a victims rights complaint.
You can find more information about the particular rights that ACT Corrective Services must respect on the Victims Support ACT website: https://www.victimsupport.act.gov.au/victims-rights/justice-agencies-and-their-obligations/act-corrective-services or in the Victims of Crime Act 1994 (ACT) https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/View/a/1994-83/current/PDF/1994-83.PDF.