The Department of the Attorney General has a variety of volunteers who provide a range of support to its various services. Volunteers also provide expertise and input into Department projects and initiatives through community reference groups.
Volunteers are engaged in the Family Violence Service, Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service where they provide support and court companionship to victims of family and domestic violence, victims of crime and child witnesses required to give evidence or who may otherwise be attending court.
This support includes court preparation, assistance with violence restraining order applications, court familiarisation, keeping victims informed of court dates and outcomes and providing general information about the services available.
Volunteers undergo extensive training and are supported by a professional team.
Co-ordinator Volunteer Services
Victim Support and Child Witness Service
Department of the Attorney General
Level 2, District Court Building
500 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9425 2850
Justices of the Peace are independent volunteers who undertake a range of administrative duties in the community including swearing, affirming and declaring documents. Other administrative duties relate to bail applications and issuing search warrants.
At many court locations throughout the State, Justices of the Peace are required to perform judicial duties presiding in magistrates courts.
Last updated: 2-Mar-2017
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