Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences: Submissions
The Commission has received the following submissions to its review of Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences. The Commission will upload submissions to this review as they are processed.
The submissions below are published with the permission of those who submitted them. The Commission does not publish submissions that are confidential, offensive, defamatory, or do not relate to the project. Private information about people other than the author is de-identified. Opinions in submissions are those of the submitters and not the Commission.
This page also contains a link (below) to the short paper Summary of Responses to the Online Feedback Form from People with Experience of Sexual Assault. This is not a formal submission but contains anonymous responses which will be used, together with submissions, consultations and research, to develop recommendations for reforms.
The materials in these submissions relate to sexual assault and/or violence. Some content may be confronting or disturbing.
If you need help, here are some options for advice and support.
The Victorian Law Reform Commission encourages sensitive, ethical reporting of the issues related to this reference and requests that, wherever possible, the contact details of support services are included in media reports because people who have experienced sexual harm may have long lasting trauma.
Submissions to this inquiry and the public consultation phase have closed.
Below is a list of the submissions that were received from various individuals, organisations and institutions, not including any that were confidential.
Below is a list of the submissions that were received for the Commission’s inquiry into a proposed new ‘Grab and drag’ offence.