The Victim Services Unit in the Department for Correctional Services maintains a Victim Register.
Who can register as a victim?
To register as a victim, you must show that you are the victim of a criminal offence and the offender against whom you wish to register is either under the supervision of the Department for Correctional Services (on a community service order or bond) or in custody.
If you are unsure whether you can register, speak to someone at the Victim Service Unit (telephone 8226 9067or 8226 9704).
What information could I access?
Once registered, you will be entitled to information about the offender, inlucing:
See Correctional Services Act 1982 (SA) s 85D(1).
How do I register?
If the offender is in custody, you should fill out a Victims' Register Registration Form.
A decision by the Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services as to whether you can register and receive information is final and cannot be reviewed by a court [see Correctional Services Act 1982 (SA) s 85D(5)].
Can I have a say?
As a registered victim, you will be invited to make submissions to the Parole Board when the prisoner:
The Parole Board must take into account the impact the release of the prisoner may have on any registered victims [see Correctional Services Act 1987 (SA) s 67(4)(ca) and 68(2)(ca)].
For further information see the booklet produced by the Commissioner for Victims Rights SA.