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Legal Aid for Victims

Current Situation

Offenders have numerous avenues available to them to defend their rights, whilst victim’s rights are in principle only.

Offenders are able to apply for legal aid but the victims of crime are not.

Changes SST would like to see:

  1.  The rights of victims to access legal aid and have representation in Court are at least equal the rights of offenders