Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Your legal rights

Your rights when reporting a crime

This page is about your rights, if you choose to report a crime to the police.

What are Rights?

Rights are what the law says should happen. The rights on this page are what the law says should happen for victims of crime. People have the right to feel safe and protected if they choose to report a crime.

If you have been a victim of crime:

You have the right to be treated fairly and with respect by the police and other workers.

You have the right to information about the services that can help you. This could be; counseling, financial help or legal help.

You have the right to privacy. This means the police and other workers will keep your private information in a safe place.

You have the right to ask police about the investigation, and have this information given to you where possible.

You have the right to feel safe from the offender. The offender is the person who committed the crime.

If you go to court, you have the right to know how the trial will work and what you have to do.

You have the right to have things explained to you in a way that you understand.

 

You can call WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Inc 3262 9877 Lifeline 13 11 14 or Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 to get some help with how you are feeling

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au