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Research explores the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings

Two new research reports, released by the Royal Commission, suggest that a significant proportion of reports to police of child sexual abuse in institutional settings involved another child as the person of interest.

Date: August 16 2017

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Report on Criminal Justice released

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

Date: August 14 2017

Close up of The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan at the Royal Commission

Justice McClellan addresses the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission addressed the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference on Wednesday 2 August 2017.

Date: August 2 2017

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2017 ODPP Victims' Voices Conference: Making Stronger Connections

In our system of criminal justice the victim of an offence is not given a central role. This was not always the case.

Date: August 02

Jury reasoning in joint and separate trials of institutional child sexual abuse: an empirical study

Early in our work we identified Criminal Justice as a key issue for consideration by the Royal Commission.

Date: May 25

National Council of Churches in Australia Conference

I recently conducted a private session with the mother of a boy from a Catholic school. The events the mother related occurred only a few years ago.

Date: September 10

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