Since 1995, the Child Witness Service has provided free emotional support and practical preparation for children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court.
The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court. This includes the Magistrates Court, Children's Court, District Court or Supreme Court.
The court process can add to the stress of a child victim. However, ensuring they are adequately prepared as a witness can reduce their emotional stress and enable them to better participate in court proceedings.
The Child Witness Service aims to:
For further information about the court process and the Child Witness Service, download the frequently asked questions information sheet below.
For videos for Victims of Crime see the Commissioner for Victims of Crime webpage.
Victim Support and Child Witness Service
Department of the Attorney General
Level 2, 500 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9425 2850
Fax: (08) 9221 2533
Freecall: 1800 818 988
Last updated: 23-Feb-2016
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