A NEW mobile app to help victims of crime and their families navigate the justice system has been launched.
The Justice Journey app covers a number of issues:
When a crime is committed (recovering from a crime, medical examinations and evidence gathering).
Reporting the crime (how to report a crime and give a statement to police).
Crime investigation (the role of police including identifying perpetrators and information on arrest).
Getting ready for court (what to wear and access court support services).
Your time at court (the roles and responsibilities of a witness; how to give evidence and victim impact statements).
After court (appeals, access to court documents, counselling and support).
The app is seen as another important step in ensuring victims of crime are heard.
People with experience in victims support are being asked to nominate for six community members positions on the Victims Advisory Board.
The free Justice Journey app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and will be available at the ITunes Store in coming days.
It is available on DVD, You Tube and online at www.victimsservices.lawlink.nsw.gov.au