Court Support Officers are available in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport and other regional areas (on request) to provide support to adult and child victims of family violence (including referral to appropriate counselling and other services) and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances. Support is available for male and female victims regardless of age or cultural background.
The Service also independently prepares children and young people to give evidence in court and help to minimise the trauma for a child in an adult legal system.
The Court Support Officer can provide the following assistance:
Further assistance can be provided by the Court Support Officers as matters proceed through the court process:
A dedicated Aboriginal Court Support Officer is available to provide support to Aboriginal adult and child victims of family violence (including referral to appropriate counselling and other services) and guide them through the justice system during and after Court appearances.
As a member of the Aboriginal community the Aboriginal Court Support and Liaison Officer understands the unique needs of the community and also acknowledges your right to privacy within the community.
Our services are free and confidential. Your rights as an individual are respected. Please call us if we can be of assistance.
Court Support and Liaison Services
Victims Support Services
Department of Justice
Phone: 1300 663 773 (toll free) or
Hobart: (03) 6233 5005
Launceston: (03) 6336 2128
Burnie: (03) 6434 7268 or 6434 7269
Aboriginal Court Support Officer:
Phone:1300 663 773 (toll free) or (03) 6233 5227