Conferences give family members an opportunity to ask questions about the process and for the prosecution team to explain the process, the way the case is proceeding and what to expect.

The Victims and Witness Assistance Service can conduct a conference with family members at one or more stages of the prosecution process, for example:

  • before the committal hearing
  • before the trial
  • before the plea hearing and sentence hearing
  • before an appeal.

For more information about what is involved in going to court, or for assistance in deciding what to do, call the Victims and Witness Assistance Service on 03 9603 7425.

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