Video ev­i­dence to help vic­tims

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

DO­MES­TIC vi­o­lence vic­tims are now able to de­liver their ev­i­dence via video in court for the first time, in an Aus­tralian first aimed at mak­ing the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem a less trau­matic ex­pe­ri­ence for vic­tims.

NSW Jus­tice Min­is­ter Troy Grant said: “In NSW courts, video state­ments can re­place writ­ten state­ments. This means vic­tims will need to spend sig­nif­i­cantly less time re­liv­ing the trauma of their as­sault in court, in front of their as­sailants.”

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