Families and support people

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Witness Assistance Service

WASThe ODPP’s Witness Assistance Service (WAS) provides support and information to victims of serious crime and vulnerable witnesses in matters we prosecute.

When your child is a witness

Children WitnessInformation for parents and carers who are supporting a child witness in a criminal prosecution.

Supporting vulnerable witnesses

Leaf iconWhat it means to be a support person for a vulnerable witness in a criminal prosecution.

Special court arrangements

Closed door iconThe special court arrangements that can be made for vulnerable witnesses.

Financial and other support and information

SupportFinancial and other assistance and support that may be available, and contact details for other services.