Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP)

Witness Assistance Service

Witness Assistance Service

The CDPP employs two Witness Assistance Service officers in our Sydney office. These officers are a national resource providing assistance to witnesses and victims of Commonwealth crime. A range of information and support services are provided to those people referred to the Witness Assistance Service, including court tours, support at court, referrals to support services and assistance in preparing victim impact statements.

In 2014 the CDPP reviewed and re-issued the PDF icon Witness Assistance Service Referral Guidelines and this instruction applies to all matters involving an identifiable victim.