Safe and Equal’s submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into justice system responses to sexual violence

14 June 2024

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Safe and Equal endorsed the Sexual Assault Services Victoria submission and, as the peak body for Victorian organisations that specialise in family and gender-based violence across the continuum, provided this submission focussing on the co-occurrence of sexual violence within a family violence context.

A number of recommendations were made which would support the justice system respond in a more victim centred, trauma informed manner to safely support victim survivors of sexual violence and reduce their re-traumatisation by the Justice System’s processes.

The recommendations are consistent with previous submissions and reports on this topic, including Safe and Equal’s submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry, and the Victim of Crimes Commissioner’s Systemic inquiry – Victim participation in the Justice System released in March 2024.

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