Vulnerable victims – interview initiatives
227. Vulnerable victims – interview initiatives
Ms Carney to MINISTER for Justice and Attorney-General
I would be grateful if you would provide the answers to the following questions in relation to the Justice Department's Budget for 2004-05. In order to assist you, please note that this question relates to output group: 1.0 Legal Services (1.4: Office of the DPP).
The stress and trauma of giving evidence is a well-known and general disincentive for victims to report crimes, and that the intimidatory efforts of defence lawyers often are significant factors in contributing to not guilty verdicts;
In November 2003 you announced that you would investigate implementing a number of initiatives to reduce the stress and trauma of vulnerable victims giving evidence -
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