A mobile application that assists victims of crime traverse the justice system has been released by Victims Services, a part of the newly renamed NSW Department of Justice. It is hoped that the app will help victims reduce stress and trauma, states the website.
The free app, named ‘Justice Journey’, brings together existing resources such as court procedure education videos via YouTube, support agency links, and clickable phone numbers.
Separate pages are allocated to the stages the victim is likely to go through in their justice journey: the crime being committed; reporting the crime; crime investigation; getting ready for court; the victim’s time at court; and, after court. ...
The New South Wales Department of Police and Justice is now to be known simply as the Department of Justice after the entity’s second name change in as many months.
The Department was renamed to the Department of Police and Justice in late April 2014 following the Ministerial reshuffle that occurred after Mike Baird became Premier. It was previously known as the Department of Attorney-General and Justice.
The latest name change, first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, apparently came following a backlash by the legal fraternity over the inclusion of ‘Police’ in the agency’s name at the expense of ‘Attorney-General’.