Under the Victims of Crime Act 1994, victims can request to be informed about the impending release or escape of an offender in custody.
The Victim Notification Register (VNR) provides information about the court and correctional management of an offender to victims of crime once the offender is under the supervision of the Department of Corrective Services.
The VNR also does not make any decisions related to the sentencing and/or correctional management of an offender.
Upon release of an offender to a community based order, the VNR can provide the victim with information about the location of the Community Justice Service reporting centre only. Personal information about the offenders, including reporting appointments, is not available.
Even if the offence happened a long time ago – as long as the offender is either in custody or on parole, you are eligible to register and be kept informed.
Registering yourself is voluntary and subject to eligibility.
More information on the Victim Notification Register is available on the Department of Corrective Services website.
The registry is co-located with the Victim Support Service at the District Court building in Perth.
Victim Notification Registry
Level 2, District Court Building
500 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9425 2870
Freecall:1800 818 988 (outside metro areas)
Fax: (08) 9425 2869
GPO Box 6702
EAST PERTH WA 6892
Last updated: 18-Feb-2013
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