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Victim information register - young offenders

As a victim of crime you might feel better able to plan by knowing information about the young person who committed a crime against you. It is your right to request certain information about your offender from our young offenders victim information register.

The young offenders victim information register gives information to registered victims. This information is about young offenders who:

  • have committed an offence against a person (not a property offence)
  • are convicted
  • are ordered to a period of detention for that offence.

Who can get information

Only a victim, as defined in the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 can get information about the person who committed a crime against them.

Under Section 5(1) of the Act, a victim is a person who has suffered harm:

  • because a crime is committed against them
  • because they are a dependent of a person who has died or suffered harm because of a crime committed against that person
  • as a direct result of intervening to help a person who has died or suffered harm because a crime is committed against that person.

Information available

As a victim, you can find out:

  • the start day and length of the young offender’s period of detention
  • if the young offender escapes from custody during their sentence
  • any extra periods of detention imposed on the young offender while in custody for the offence
  • the day the young offender is eligible for, or due for, release under a supervised release order or due for discharge
  • if the young offender is transferred interstate or overseas
  • if the young offender is transferred from a youth detention centre to an adult corrective services facility
  • if the young offender is granted leave of absence and for how long.

How to apply

Complete a victim information register application form and send it to us by email or post.

You should let us know if your contact details change so we can update the register.

We will keep your details confidential.

By email

Send a scanned copy of your completed form and a copy of your identification to youthjustice@justice.qld.gov.au

By post

Post your completed form and a copy of your identification to:

Victim information register officer
Youth Justice Practice Improvement
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
GPO Box 149
BRISBANE QLD 4001

Contact us

By phone

Phone 1300QGOV (Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm).

For more information

Last updated
7 May 2014
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