Community Youth Justice
In the ACT if a young person is sentenced to a community based order or a period of detention, the victim may choose to be placed on the ACT Youth Justice Victims Register, which is administered by the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.
The purpose of the Youth Justice Victims Register is to give a registered victim access to information about a sentenced young offender and the administration of their sentence (where relevant). A registered victim may only be provided with non-identifiable information about the young offender, unless the offence is a personal violence offence.
Similar to the Register for adults it is integral to the success of the register that information is provided to victims that is timely and accurate and in a sympathetic manner and that the privacy of the victim’s information is maintained.