The impact of going to court is different for everyone. After court you may experience a range of feelings and emotions and this is very normal.

Depending on the court’s decision, a criminal court case can have a number of different outcomes, but whether or not the accused person is found guilty, you can still get information and support.

On this website you can learn about:

Victims of violent crimes whose offenders are sent to prison, can apply to go on to the Victims Register and get information about the offender.

Within this section

Appeals

Appeals

A guilty verdict is not always the end of the court process. Learn about how appeals work.
Parole

Parole

An offender serving a sentence in prison may apply for parole – conditional release into the community after they have served their non-parole period.
Post sentence scheme

Post sentence scheme

The post sentence scheme monitors some serious sex and serious violent offenders after the end of their sentence to help reduce risks of reoffending in the community.