There are number of aspects about going to court, and being in court, which may be challenging for you.
If you have a friend or family member who can support you during the time you are at court, you may find it useful to bring them with you, provided they are not a witness in the matter.
The Witness Assistance Service (WAS) can arrange support for you during court hearings, particularly if you have specific concerns about being in court. You can contact the Witness Assistance Service on 1800 641 927 (toll free) or 03 9603 7425.
Court Network is a voluntary service that provides information and support to court users. Court Networkers can provide you with support while you are giving evidence, and help make sure you feel safe while you are at court.
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