Royal Commission publishes submissions on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes

Royal Commission publishes submissions on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published 42 submissions in response to its recent issues paper on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said submissions were received from a range of individuals and organisations, including government, community service organisations, legal services, survivor advocacy and support groups and other support services.

“The Royal Commission is required under its terms of reference to consider the role of compensation in addressing and alleviating the impact of child sexual abuse.”

“As such, the Royal Commission is undertaking broad consultation and research on the effectiveness of compensation and redress processes, including statutory victims of crime compensation schemes, for those who experience child sexual abuse while in the care of an institution,” Mr Reed said.