Submissions due for issues paper on police and prosecution responses

Submissions due for issues paper on police and prosecution responses

Reminder: Submissions due for issues paper on police and prosecution responses.

The Royal Commission is seeking submissions on its issues paper relating to the criminal justice system.

The Royal Commission is seeking submissions on people’s experiences of:

  • reporting institutional child sexual abuse to police
  • how police responded to the report
  • the police investigation process
  • interacting with prosecutors, if charges were laid
  • preparation for court
  • the trial and any sentencing or appeal processes.

Submissions to Issues Paper 8 into experiences of police and prosecution responses are due by Monday 15 June 2015.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said that submissions to the issues paper will inform the Royal Commission’s work on criminal justice.

"These submissions, along with what we are learning in private sessions, will inform the Royal Commission’s recommendations on how criminal justice systems can be improved to better meet the needs of people who have experienced child sexual abuse in institutions."

"The Royal Commission invites submissions from those who have either personal or professional experience in these areas," Mr Reed said.

Submissions for Issues Paper 8 should be made by Monday 15 June 2015, preferably electronically, to criminaljustice@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au, or in writing to GPO Box 5283, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

Issues Paper 8 Experiences of police and prosecution responses can be found on the Royal Commission website.