The ACT Human Rights Commission is seeking expressions of interest from skilled professionals to be involved in an exciting new program working with criminal justice stakeholders to elicit the best possible evidence from vulnerable witnesses to improve justice outcomes.
The Intermediary Program, scheduled to commence in early 2020, is based in the Victim of Crime Commissioner’s team within the ACT Human Rights Commission. Intermediaries are accredited professionals and independent officers of the court. They provide expert advice at police investigative interviews and at court to facilitate the giving of evidence by vulnerable witnesses. Initially, the Program will include child complainants in sexual assault and child witnesses in homicide matters. The Program model will draw on the expertise of a small number of ‘in-house’ intermediaries and a larger ACT Intermediaries Panel. We are presently seeking expressions of interest for membership of this panel.
Please read the SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – ACT INTERMEDIARIES PANEL [Word 45KB] which describes how to submit your expression of interest by the deadline 5pm, Monday 11 November 2019.
The Intermediary Program can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org