The Victims Register is part of Specialist Operations, Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and is established under the Corrective Services Act (2006) s320. The Register works with the assistance of other parts of Queensland Corrective Services to inform eligible persons about important events in the sentences of those prisoners/offenders who have offended against them.
In accordance with s325 of the Corrective Services Act (2006), an eligible person may be released information in relation to the following:
The QCS Victims Register also advises an eligible person when:
Additionally, for those prisoners/offenders who fall under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003, the QCS Victims Register, as prescribed under s9AA and s21A of the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003, provides an eligible person with the relevant form to make a submission to the Supreme Court.
There is no provision in the Corrective Services Act (2006) for an eligible person to be provided an opportunity to make a submission to the Parole Board in the event that a prisoner makes an application for exceptional circumstances parole. However, should the relevant Board decide to grant exceptional circumstances parole, the eligible person will be informed.
Should an eligible person wish to make a submission post the granting of exceptional circumstances parole they may do so for consideration by the relevant Board.
QCS VICTIMS REGISTER FREE CALL NUMBER 1800 098 098 (Business Hours Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)
Last updated: 10 November 2016